Belfast Telegraph

Worker at Moy Park factory fined after spitting at colleague

By Nevin Farrell

A man who spat in the face of a female work colleague after being spoken to about his "work ethic" at the Moy Park poultry factory in Ballymena a week before Christmas, lost his job for the "nasty" offence, Ballymena Magistrates Court has heard.

Stewart Hillis (35), of Sandmount Road, Galgorm, had previously pleaded guilty and was back in court for sentencing on charges of assault; assault on police and attempted criminal damage of a police vehicle on December 18 last year.

A prosecuting lawyer said police were called to Moy Park after security staff were asked to remove the defendant who had spat in the face of a colleague.

Hillis then assaulted a police officer and head butted and kicked a police car window.

Ordering him to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £100 compensation to his former work colleague, District Judge Nigel Broderick said such incidents were unacceptable. He told Hillis: "It obviously cost you your job, quite properly as well."

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