Fife man threatened boy and spat at nurse


A Dunfermline man, who threatened an 11-year-boy in the street and later spat at a nurse and police officer in hospital, has been jailed. 

Colin Hamilton (31), currently a prisoner at Low Moss, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, where he admitted a string of offences. 

On 1st May at Clunie Road, Dunfermline, he shouted, swore and made threats at an 11-year-old boy. 

On 10th May, in a police vehicle en route to Dunfermline police station he was shouting, swearing, repeatedly made threats towards police officers. 

At Dunfermline police station, he resisted, obstructed or hindered five police officers by refusing to leave the police vehicle and struggling violently with them. 

At the Victoria Hospital, he shouted, swore and repeatedly made abusive remarks towards two females nurses. 

He also admitted assaulting a female nurse by spitting at her and spitting at a police constable. 

Depute fiscal Sarah Lumsden said the first offence occurred after Hamilton’s children became involved in an incident with a boy and girl who were waiting on the bus. 

One of his children had thrown a toy hitting the boy on the head and he responded by going into their garden and kicking a ball away. 

Shortly afterwards the boy and girl saw Hamilton coming towards them. He went close up to the boy’s face, shouting, “I’ll knock you out”. 

Later after being arrested he threatened police officers saying, “I’ll bite your nose off”. 

He was taken to hospital after saying he had taken drugs. At the Victoria, he shouted at other patients who were receiving treatment, was abusive towards two females nurses and spat at one of them. 

He also spat at a police officer and had a spit-hood placed over his head. 

Sheriff Charles MacNair told Hamilton the spitting incidents in particular were “quite disgusting”. 

He jailed Hamilton for 360 days.

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