Blood spat at police

Last updated 11:30 04/12/2012

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Police sat on a Picton man when he continued to fight, spit blood and shout abuse at them when he was being arrested.

Zion Llewellyn Sylvester, 29, also hit an officer on the head with a pair of handcuffs as police tried to arrest him, and spat blood at another officer.

He had followed police out of a Waikawa house, shouting abuse, chanting Nazi slogans and challenging them to a fight.

Police had been at the house after reports of a domestic incident about 11.25pm on November 29.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Harris told Blenheim District Court yesterday that Sylvester continued to struggle and shout in the police car and for two hours in a cell at the Blenheim police station.

In court yesterday, the mussel factory supervisor admitted charges of assaulting police, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence and was sentenced to 80 hours' community work.

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- The Marlborough Express

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