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A man who spat at a police officer who later tested positive for Covid-19 has been jailed.
PC Joe Terry said he was “angry” at being exposed to the risk of the virus while arresting 41-year-old Steven Licorish in Bournemouth on 6 January.
Licorish, of no fixed abode, had pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly in public.
He has been sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to 10 weeks in prison.
Licorish was found in a drunken state by PC Terry and a colleague after police were called to reports of a man obstructing traffic, the court heard.
Footage played to the court from a body-worn camera showed the officers attempting to calm Licorish as he shouted…