A prolific beggar who breached his Criminal Behaviour Order and spat in the face of a police officer has been sent to prison.
Luke Solomon was jailed for a total of 40 weeks on Saturday 29th February after he pleaded guilty to a total of eight breaches of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), two counts of resisting a constable and assaulting an emergency worker.
The case was heard at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court.
In 2017, the 30-year-old was issued with a CBO that prevented him from begging in Cambridge city, and that also prevented him from sleeping rough in certain areas.
However, Solomon was spotted begging a total of eight times between 23rd January and 28th February.
When officers tried to arrest Solomon on Friday 28th February, he resisted and spat in one of the officers face meaning that the officer then had to be tested for several serious diseases as is always the case when a member of the public spits on an emergency worker.
PC Jamie Tumber said:
“Solomon’s behaviour can often be problematic and anti-social for businesses and the public across the city centre.
“We have worked with him and services in the city to try and get him the accommodation and drug support he needs to prevent re-offending and will continue to do so on his release from prison.”
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