Grantham court: Jail for man who spat blood at a police officer

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Blood was spat at a police officer who also narrowly avoided being punched in the face.

Andrej Kvojewski, of Grantley Street, Grantham, was jailed for 12 weeks after he admitted resisting a constable and a public order offence. The guilty pleas also put him in breach of a suspended prison sentence for failing to comply with a community order and breach of bail.

Police officers driving along London Road towards St Peter’s Hill on September 27 spotted Kvojewski outside Kismet in Wharf Road where he was swinging punches towards other men.

On seeing the officers Kvojewski, 25, ran back into the bar but was followed by the officers.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Kvojewski “launched himself towards the officer, spitting blood at both officers” before attempting to punch one of the officers in the face.

The police officer managed to avoid the punch, take Kvojewski to the floor and arrest him.

Giles Tyas, defending, said Kvojewski accepts the officer’s version of events but has little recollection of what took place because he was so drunk at the time of the offences.

Mr Tyas added: “He feels that when he drinks heavily he cannot stop drinking.”

Kvojewski had to be warned during the hearing as he appeared to be on the verge of falling asleep. However, speaking through a Polish interpreter, Kvojewski said he was closing his eyes but still listening.

Magistrates invoked the six-week suspended sentence and sentenced Kvojewski to a total of 12 weeks in custody.