Motherwell Police Office
A WISHAW man has pleaded guilty to defecating on a policeman during an incident which occurred INSIDE Motherwell Police Office.
When he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court last Tuesday, accused James O’Neill (21), of Pentland Road, Wishaw, admitted doing the toilet on the male constable during a scuffle which occurred inside the Windmillhill Street police headquarters.
The charge read that O’Neill assaulted the constable, kicking him on the body, before struggling with him in the police station.
As the scuffle continued, the 21-year-old accused then wrapped his legs around the constable’s waist, limiting the officer’s movement and then defecated on him.
O’Neill was in the Motherwell office after being arrested by police officers in King Street, Wishaw.
The accused admitted the charge, one of eight against him dated July 3, 2012.
O’Neill had initially been accused of culpably and recklessly throwing a glass bottle at a window of Wishaw police office in Stewarton Street.
He was further accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, plus shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence in King Street.
When officers tried to detain O’Neill, the 21-year-old threw his body weight violently from side-to-side, resisting officers by pulling his arms away sharply in an attempt to break their grip.
He was then charged on two separate counts of trying to assault constables whilst they were carrying out their duties by kicking them on the leg, then spitting on one of them.
When police officers reached Motherwell office with O’Neill, he was charged again for trying to kick a police officer on the leg.
It was then that O’Neill began to struggle with the constable, wrapped his legs around him and the sordid incident of defecation occurred.
O’Neill pleaded not guilty to throwing the glass bottle at the Wishaw Police Office window and kicking the police officers on the leg.
His pleas were accepted by the court.
He admitted the charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, resisting police and attempting to break their grip, spitting on a police officer and defecating on the constable in Motherwell Police Office.
Sentencing was deferred on O’Neill until August 14.
Meantime, a criminal justice social work report will be compiled on the accused.