Falkirk court issues arrest warrant for 'COVID-19 spitter'

An offender who once spat and coughed at police officers telling them he had COVID-19 ran out of chances when he failed to appear at court once more.

By Court Reporter
Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 10:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 11:08 am

Adam Wilson (23) failed to turn up at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having previously pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner – shouting, swearing, coughing and spitting and stating he had COVID-19 – at Falkirk Police Station, West Bridge Street, Falkirk on May 27, 2020.

He also admitted behaving in a threatening manner – repeatedly uttering threats of violence, as well as homophobic, racist and sectarian remarks in an area where there were elderly and patients – in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on September 21, 2019.

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Wilson behaved in a threatening manner in Falkirk Police Station

Sheriff Simon Collins QC said Wilson, 241 Ashley Terrace, Alloa, had also been given a chance to appear on an earlier occasion and had failed to do so.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

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