A man who had been arrested at Nuneaton’s hospital coughed in the face of a police officer as he was taken in to custody.

David Brindley had been arrested by officers following an incident at George Eliot Hospital before his actions towards the PC.

Brindley, 31, was charged with assaulting an emergency worker and using threatening or abusive behaviour, and he admitted both offences from the incident on June 1 last year.

He entered his guilty pleas at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.

Brindley, of Queen Elizabeth Road, Nuneaton, was jailed for 16 weeks and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

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Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on January 21 and 27 included:

Rikki Aucott, 31, of Aberdeen Road, Nuneaton, admitted taking a vehicle without consent, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, damaging the windscreen of a car, using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, resisting a police officer in the execution of their duty, failing to provide a specimen when suspected of driving a vehicle and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence.

He was sent to prison for 25 week (nine weeks for new offence and 16 weeks imposed from suspended sentence for criminal damage and assault), banned from driving for 16 months and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.

James Griffiths, 27, of Barton Road, Nuneaton, admitted failing to provide a specimen, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to answer bail.

He was banned from driving for three years, given a community order including 70 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Terry Fone, 34, of Newells Road, Sheldon, admitted drink-driving (breath 56, limit 35) in Nuneaton, two counts of driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, two counts of driving without insurance, damaging a police vehicle and failing to provide a specimen.

He was banned from driving for five years, given a community order including 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge.

Christopher Hannifin, 41, of Deedmore Road, Wood End, admitted five counts of theft (stealing a can of cider, air freshener plug-ins, coffee, cleaning spray, shampoo and meat worth a total of £294 from One Stop in Bedworth) and assault by beating.

He was sent to prison for six weeks and was ordered to pay £259 compensation (£209 to One Stop and £50 to assault victim) and a £128 victim surcharge.

Josephine Cash, 30, of Dane Road, Stoke, admitted stealing clothing worth £502 from Next, stealing clothing worth £1,602 from Marks & Spencer, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

She was handed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year, banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay £90 court costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

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Craig Parratt, 34, of no fixed address, admitted breaching a restraining order and committing an offence while subject to a community order.

He was sent to prison for eight weeks as “order only imposed” three days before offence took place and “previous record”, and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Breno Agostinho, 23, of Heath Road, Stoke, admitted possession of a black lock knife in a public place and possession of cannabis.

He was given a community order including 180 hours unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement, and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.





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