SPITTING in a police officer’s face caused magistrates to order a 21-year-old to pay compensation.
Adam Stubbs of Worcester Crescent, Stamford, was arrested in Stamford for causing a disturbance outside a pub.
He was taken by officers to Grantham police station but spat in the face of the arresting officer before attempting to headbutt a colleague.
Kate Macmillan, defending, said Stubbs was very drunk at the time of the incident.
She added: “He can’t recall anything about this incident at all. He woke up in a police cell with no idea what happened. When he read the report he was ashamed. The whole incident has sickened him.”
Mrs Macmillan said Stubbs lives with his mother. She added: “He feels like he has let her down. He has not even told his dad yet - that’s how seriously he takes it.”
Stubbs was interviewed the morning after the incident. Mrs Macmillan said officers could not believe it was the same lad who had given them so much trouble the night before.
Stubbs admitted assaulting a police constable and being drunk and disorderly. He was fined £145 and ordered to pay £100 in compensation along with costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.