After coughing at a member of custody staff and attempting to spit at a police officer, a man has been jailed.
Aleksandrs Jegorovs, 43, of Hillmorton Road, Rugby was arrested in the early hours of Thursday 7th January on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.
Jegorovs was seen on CCTV to urinate on someone’s front door on Clifton Road in Rugby.
Officers responded to the area, and it was not long before they found Jegorovs and arrested him.
While in custody at Nuneaton Justice Centre, Jegorovs deliberately coughed at a custody staff member and said ‘Covid’.
He then attempted to spit at police officers but was restrained before he had a chance to.
He also racially abused a police officer and caused damage to a police van on his way to custody.
Jegorovs appeared at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday 8th January and admitted two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
He also admitting to racially aggravated harassment, causing damage to property and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Jegorovs was jailed for 22 weeks and ordered to pay £463 in compensation, victim surcharges and costs.
Chief Superintendent Ben Smith said:
“These were terrible offences, especially given the current climate, committed against members of our workforce who were simply carrying out their duties.
“Police officers are here to protect the public and, like everyone else, should not expect to be exposed to unnecessary risks as a result of such mindless acts.
“I welcome the sentence passed by the Magistrates’ Court and hope it will send a strong message to others who may consider engaging in such behaviour.”
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Once he has completed his sentence, if he has previous convictions, he should be deported. If his family cannot cope without benefits, they can go too.