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.
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.
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.