Man admits smearing excrement across wall of Stevenage Police Station custody cell
PUBLISHED: 06:59 15 February 2017
A 29-year-old man who admitted smearing faeces across the wall of a custody cell at Stevenage Police Station has been ordered to pay £220.
Daniel Scott, of no fixed address, was already on a suspended sentence for threats to kill when he made the unhygienic protest – legally considered criminal damage – on December 15.
He initially denied the charge, but pleaded guilty on January 9 – and on Thursday St Albans magistrates headed by Caroline McCaffrey ordered him to pay a £100 fine, £100 in compensation and a £20 surcharge.
Scott admitted breaching his suspended sentence, imposed in February last year, as well as an 18-month conditional discharge imposed in March for harassment.
The bench deemed Scott to have already served sufficient detention for the crime during the month and a half remanded in custody.
A charge of sending a false electronic message to cause annoyance was dismissed.