Northampton yob, 19, lands £1,900 court bill for spitting in police officer's face

Teenager admits assaulting emergency worker during arrest

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 14th January 2022, 2:47 pm

A teenage yob has been ordered to pay £1,900 for spitting in a police officer’s face.

Northampton magistrates heard Matthew James Flowers, aged 19, hit back as officers tried to arrest him on suspicion of unrelated crimes in Rothersthorpe Avenue in the town during October 2019.

Court documents from a hearing on Tuesday (January 11) showed Flowers, of Byfield Road, Northampton, admitted assaulting an emergency worker. Three separate charges were all dismissed.

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Northampton Magistrates Court

On top of the £1,423 fine, he was also ordered to pay £250 compensation to the officer and another £207 in prosecution costs and surcharges — a total of £1,900.