Peterborough woman who spat at man given suspended sentence

A woman who spat at a man during the COVID pandemic has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:00 am

Laura Byrne, of High Street, Fletton, Peterborough, spat at the man on July 7 last year.
She appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, where she pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

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She was given a six week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay compensation of £100 and costs of £100.

Magistrates said the custodial sentence had to be imposed because of the danger spitting represented during the pandemic.

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