Court hears of ‘nasty incident’ when man spat at police officer

Ballymena Magistrates Court
Ballymena Magistrates Court

A man spat at a police officer inside a PSNI vehicle in what District Judge Nigel Broderick described as a “nasty incident”.

Martin Joseph Kinnear (47), of Dunvale, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday for sentencing on a charge of assault on police.

Police were at an address on April 24 this year when Kinnear became verbally abusive and when he was arrested he spat.

The judge put the defendant on Probation for a year with a condition that he seeks treatment for alcohol addiction.

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