A suspected shoplifter from Swanley is alleged to have spat at three officers.
On Friday 15th January 2021, Kent Police received a report that four bottles of wine had been stolen at the Co-Op in London Road.
Officers attended and a man was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into police custody.
The man was later taken to a local hospital for medical attention where it is alleged that he spat at two police officers.
Once the man was back in custody at the police station, it is alleged that he then spat at a third officer.
Michael Leahy, 57 of Oliver Road, Swanley, was charged with theft and three counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
He has been bailed to appear before Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on the 18th of February.
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