Yob told to do 150 hours unpaid work for spitting in Northamptonshire police officer's face during Covid lockdown
Sergeant assaulted arresting 29-year-old over row in street
Magistrates sentenced a man to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after he admitted spitting in a police officer's face during last year's coronavirus lockdown.
A court heard how William Miekle was arrested after a row in a Corby street on May 3 last year.
The 29-year-old spat over Sgt Rachel Grey's face and clothes as he was being taken away.
Miekle, from Eastbrook in Corby admitted assaulting an emergency worker and a public order offence when he appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court last week.
He was also ordered to pay the officer £300 compensation, plus £180 in costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.
The maximum sentence for assaulting a police officer or emergency worker was increased to 12 months in 2018.
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