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London cyclist who ran a red light and spat in the face of police officer handed suspended sentence

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

A cyclist who ran a red light on Waterloo Bridge in London before spitting in the face of an officer who stopped him, has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

On the 22 December of last year, the unnamed man was seen jumping a red light on his pedal bike by PC Graeme.

When ordered to stop by the officer, the man spat in the face of PC Graeme. He was subsequently arrested for assault on a police officer.

At the time, the Metropolitan Police Cycle Safety Team tweeted about the incident, saying: "This afternoon PC Graeme stopped a male on Waterloo Bridge for jumping a red light on a pedal cycle. The male responded by spitting in his face."

The offence was sent to Court, with the result being published on 21 February.

The outcome of the hearing saw the offender sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £500, which included compensation to PC Graeme.


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