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Trowbridge man who spat at and racially abused emergency worker jailed for four months

Joshua Galbraith spat at, racially abused and threatened an emergency worker. Picture credits: Wiltshire Police

A man who spat at, racially abused and violently threatened a detention officer, when he was brought into custody has been jailed for four months.

Joshua Galbraith, 29, of no fixed address, Trowbridge, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court yesterday morning and pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and a racially aggravated public order.

It follows an incident, where Galbraith had been arrested and brought into custody on Tuesday 23 June.

While being booked in, Galbraith became agitated, began resisting officers and then assaulted the detention officer.

As well the 16 well prison sentenced, he's also been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said:

“It is always extremely disappointing to hear about cases of this nature – violence and abuse should never be tolerated, and that includes when the violence is aimed at police officers and staff who come to work every day to protect our communities and keep us all safe.

"It is not acceptable that they should have to tolerate this kind of behaviour. 

"I’m pleased a prison sentence has been given on this occasion as it reflects the seriousness of this man’s actions.”

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