Court hears allegation that Ballymena man 'spat in face' of police

Court hears allegation that Ballymena man 'spat in face' of police

A DEFENCE lawyer told a court there is an allegation that a Ballymena man had spat in the face of police during "coronavirus times".

Aaron Thomas White (49), of Lettercreeve, Ballymena, admitted charges of being disorderly at Galgorm Street in the town on August 7 this year.

He also admitted assaulting a police officer and resisting another office in the execution of his duty.

The full details of the case were not outlined to Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture).

Defence barrister Stephen Law said a pre-sentence report would be required.

He said the case had previously been listed as a contest and added: "The allegation involves allegations of spitting in the face, in the coronarvirus time, of police officers and lashing out and kicking at police officers".

District Judge Nigel Broderick heard the defendant had a previous record and said White was "no stranger" to the courts.

The case was adjourned to December 7 for a pre-sentence report.