Worksop man smeared his faeces around police cell after being arrested for driving offences

A mentally-ill man spat in a police car and smeared his faeces around a cell after he was arrested for driving offences, a court has heard.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 11:34 am

Lucasz Trojanowicz was driving a red Vauxhall Signum on Mary Street, Rhodesia, before he was arrested on May 1.

Prosecutor Sanjay Jerath described how Trojanowicz spat in the back of the police car as he was driven away, and then smeared his faeces around a cell at Mansfield Police Station.

He also refused to provide a sample for a drink-driving test.

Mansfield Police Station.

The defendant, who spoke via a Polish interpreter, said: "I just regret what I have done.

"I was receiving some medication which caused psychological changes. Normally I behave myself, but not on that occasion."

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The court heard he has a previous conviction from his home country.

Trojanowicz, 38, of Netherton Road, Worksop, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a licence, driving without a licence or insurance, and two counts of criminal damage, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

Magistrates fined him £240 he was ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs, as well as £150 compensation to clean the cell and police car.

Trojanowicz, who works as a pot cleaner in a bakery on a zero hours contract, agreed to pay this back at £50 per week.

He was banned from driving for 17 months, but he was offered a rehabilitation course which will reduce the disqualification by 17 weeks, if completed before April 2022.

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