A man has been sent to prison for 52 weeks months after he splashed urine into the face of a Detention Officer’s face, spat at three other Nottinghamshire Police officers and assaulted two more of them.
Officers arrested Omar Osman after they spotted him carrying a stick in Sneinton Road at around 19:10 hours on Tuesday 18th August.
When officers tried to speak with Osman about why he was carrying such a large stick, he became aggressive, shouting and swearing at them.
After being warned about his conduct, he continued to act aggressively and in an abusive manner and so was arrested for public order offences.
But as one of the officers was arresting the 25-year-old, he spat in his mouth and kneed him in the ribs whilst claiming that he was COVID positive.
Whilst in custody back at the local police station, Osman spat in the face of a Detention Officer and splashed water that was mixed with urine into the face of another Detention Officer.
He also lashed out at the custody Sergeant, hitting him on the head whilst at the same time spitting in his face.
Osman then proceeded to urinate all over his cell and then assaulted the officers who were sent into the cell to stop him from scratching the paint off of the cell walls.
He was later charged with four counts of assaulting an emergency worker, two counts of criminal damage and a section five public order offence and sentenced to 52 weeks in prison on Friday (21 August 2020).
Chief Superintendent Rob Griffin said:
“Spitting at police officers when they are working hard to do their job and keep people safe is so far away from acceptable behaviour that I really struggle to find the words to describe it.
“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to take immediate positive action.
“I’m very pleased that Osman has been dealt with swiftly by the courts and hope that he will reflect on his behavior from his prison cell.”
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