The moment a Nigerian man spat blood into the eyes of a feminine police officer after being arrested in the UK, was captured by bodycam.
Temisan Oritsejafor launched the sickening assault on PC Annie Napier as she detained him after he assaulted his neighbours.
In the video shared by the West Midlands Police on Friday, 41-year-old Temisan?? Oritsejafor was filmed getting handcuffed at a block of flats in Coventry on April 18 earlier than he spat at PC Annie Napier. A male officer then will get him in a headlock and wrestles him to the ground.
A visibly upset PC Napier can later be seen telling colleagues, ‘he acquired me in my eye, I’m alright, I’m simply nervous about coronavirus’ whereas they attempt to consolation her.
The drive stated in a press release that spit with blood went into the response officer’s eye, however regardless of the comprehensible security issues about Covid-19, she maintained her professionalism and has fortunately suffered no ill-effects.
Oritsejafor, who suffers from schizophrenia and is bipolar, was arrested in Attoxhall Road, Wyken. He was already on bail for assaulting one other officer simply weeks earlier, police stated.
He has since pleaded responsible to 2 counts of assault on an emergency employee and an additional cost of assault.
The 41-year-old has been remanded in custody forward of sentencing at Warwick Crown Court at a later date, and now faces “a significant prison term”, West Midlands Police stated.
Commenting on the case, PC Napier stated: “As frontline officers, we all know that we put ourselves in potential hazard, however we now face the added threat of Covid-19 an infection, which then additionally places our households in danger.
“It’s a shock when someone spits in your face and very unpleasant, so I’m pleased the force and the courts take these assaults so seriously.”
Superintendent Jenny Skryme added: “It is vulgar and unacceptable to spit at anyone, however much more so a key employee who’s placing themselves in danger to maintain individuals protected and catch criminals.
“Our officers are bravely and repeatedly on the entrance line regardless of the comprehensible security issues throughout the nation.
“This type of assault on our staff is deplorable and shouldn’t, and won’t, be tolerated.”
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