Man jailed for spitting at London bus driver during coronavirus lockdown

1 April 2021, 22:33

Michael Aidoo was jailed for 18 weeks

Michael Aidoo was jailed for 18 weeks.

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A person who spat at a bus driver during England’s third coronavirus lockdown has been jailed.

Michael Aidoo, of no fastened handle, has been sentenced to 18 weeks in jail after pleading responsible to frequent assault.

On 13 February, Aidoo boarded a bus in Peckham, south London, however refused to pay a fare and tried to stroll previous the driver.

When challenged, Aidoo turned abusive earlier than flattening his masks and spitting at the driver and getting off the bus.

Thankfully, a display between the driver and passengers supplied safety.

The driver then used a swab to gather a pattern of Aidoo’s saliva, which he then handed to officers at Lewisham Police Station.

The DNA was discovered to be a direct match to that of Aidoo, who was then arrested at Vauxhall practice station on 24 March.

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At Croydon magistrates Court, he was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £128.

Detective Sergeant Ian Beattie, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, mentioned: “This was a disgusting act in opposition to a key employee who was offering an important service during the lockdown.

“To be spat is totally unacceptable and it’s proper that Aidoo has been given a custodial sentence to mirror the seriousness of this offence.

“Spitting is disgraceful at any time, however it’s much more surprising in the midst of a pandemic. We is not going to tolerate such behaviour.”

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