Drunk man spat at kind-hearted police officers after taking him to hospital

A man has been jailed for spitting at South Yorkshire police officers who took him to hospital after finding him drunk.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 7:24 am
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 2:45 pm

Dean Watson, aged 38 and of Monk Bretton, Barnsley, was arrested on Saturday, October 5 in an intoxicated state in Barnsley town centre.

He was taken to Barnsley Hospital for a check-up but became aggressive and spat at police officers.

Sgt Stephanie Coverley said: “While in the hospital, Watson became abusive and spat at officers.

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Dean Watson was jailed for spitting at police officers

“Watson was also using foul and inappropriate language in front of other patients and NHS staff, in what should be a safe and reassuring place for them.”

He has been jailed for 54 weeks and made the subject of a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order.