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Man handed conditional discharge after admitting to urinating in police cell
1:30pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
A MAN has been handed a conditional discharge after he admitted urinating in a police cell.
Mustafa Suleyman, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and one count of indecent behaviour in a police cell after he was arrested on unconnected offences and taken to Weymouth custody suite on September 3.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Valera said the defendant had been unhappy when he was taken into custody, and had been abusive to staff.
She said: “He was put in a CCTV cell, where he took his clothes off, parading around the cell and urinating on the floor while watching the camera.”
The criminal damage charges relate to a copy of the Koran, which the defendant threw on the floor, and a metal door and window sill in the exercise yard, Miss Valera added.
Lee Christmas, defending, said Suleyman, of the Beeches, Beaminster, had committed the offences in ‘frustration and anger’.
He said: “He was unhappy in the way he was arrested, and accepts what he did was in anger.”
Suleyman was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation and £85 costs.