Man spat in woman’s face in row

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

A SCARBOROUGH man spat in a woman’s face during a “disgraceful” and heated row, a court heard.

Jamie Walker, 23, had to be pinned to the ground by another man after “losing it” in an argument.

Walker, who gave Scarborough Magistrates’ Court an address of a room in The Old Vic, in Westborough, pleaded guilty to common assault after an incident in Filey earlier this month.

Prosecuting, Sandra White said police offers were called to an address after the woman became “hysterical” and was in a “state of distress” during the incident.

She said: “The woman phoned 999 and said Walker was smashing up the house.

“The operator could hardly hear what she was saying though because of the shouting and smashing of items in the background.

“When the police arrived, they found Walker pinned to the floor by another man but the defendant was still being aggressive.

“The woman was hysterical and in a state of distress.

“He spat in her face and things then escalated.

“He was flailing his arms around which led to items in the home being smashed.”

Mitigating, Franklyn Garvey said Walker was utterly remorseful for what he had done.

He said: “This was something quite disgraceful and distasteful.

“It was one of those occasions where he just lost it and he will forever remember what happened.

“There was a bit of mayhem and items were smashed in the property.

“He is bitterly regretful for his actions.”

Magistrates adjourned the case for the preparation of pre-sentence reports to aid their sentencing.

Walker was bailed to return to Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on June 13 for sentencing.