Belfast Telegraph

Prison term for man who assaulted PSNI officers

By Staff Reporter

A man taken to hospital by police after being found "almost comatose" in a cafe threatened to bite off an officer's nose, a court has heard.

Scott Foster (23) was disorderly at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, and also admitted seven charges of assault on police.

The defendant, of Hillview Terrace in Banbridge, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court via video link from Maghaberry Prison yesterday. He was given a three month prison term and told he must serve it at the end of his current sentence, which runs until the end of March.

A prosecutor said that, in September last year, Foster appeared to be under the influence of a substance and, after being unable to waken him, officers took him to the hospital in Coleraine.

However, he was loud and verbally abusive and disturbed other patients by swearing and he threatened to bite "the f****** nose off" a police officer, and did bite one on the hand. He also spat in an officer's face.

District Judge Liam McNally said it was an "appalling catalogue of offences".

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