A DRUNK thug who spat in the face of a police officer failed to show up for his court hearing.
Batley man Jamie Glover is now wanted by British Transport Police following the incident in York last Friday.
The 31-year-old was part of a group of people acting drunkenly on a train from Huddersfield.
Glover, of Wyvern Close, was arrested by transport officers at York Railway Station for ignoring warnings about his behaviour and continuing to shout and swear. Police footage shows Glover turning to an officer and spitting directly in his face.
He was found guilty of being drunk and disorderly and assaulting an emergency worker. He was due to appear for sentencing at York Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday October 22 but failed to appear.
Sgt James Finch, of BTP, said: “There are few things more disgusting than being spat at on duty. It’s completely repulsive behaviour, reserved for offenders either completely ignorant of the consequences or who have no respect for themselves or other people.
“This was initially a low-level case of anti-social behaviour, instead Glover chose to seriously escalate the situation and assault one of our officers.
“This is something we take extremely seriously, it’s not accepted as part of the job and he will face the consequences.”
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040 with reference 1900089635.