Man who spat at police officers warned jail 'inevitable'
- Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto
A teenager who admitted spitting at four police officers while being arrested during the Covid pandemic has been warned that custody seems "inevitable".
Officers arrested Jamie Smith, 19, in Great Yarmouth on January 31, this year, while investigating alleged vehicle thefts.
Norfolk police said that officers were spat at and had to self-isolate as a result.
Smith of Devonshire Road, pleaded guilty to four counts of assaulting an emergency worker, on January 31, this year, at a hearing at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday.
Ian James, for Smith, said there were some other matters which had to be dealt with and asked for a pre-sentence report for Smith.
Nathalie Carter appeared for the prosecution.
Recorder William Clegg QC adjourned sentence until April 28.
- 1 Barber seeks sender of anonymous gift to say 'thank you'
- 2 Historic seaside pub reveals £60,000 B&B rooms
- 3 Towering garden tipi proves a hit with al fresco drinkers
- 4 Third Subway looks set to open in town
- 5 Vandals force knitters to remove 22 yarn bombs from village
- 6 Bid for 10,000 names on Acle Straight petition
- 7 Guided Great Yarmouth walks aiming to improve mental wellbeing
- 8 'We'll survive' - Town market traders hopeful as £5.3m work begins
- 9 National pizza chain eyes high street beauty salon
- 10 Homeowner punched and kicked after finding burglar stealing items from shed
However he warned Smith that the fact he was ordering reports was no indication of sentence and said an immediate custodial sentence seemed inevitable.