A RYDE man who smeared faeces in a police cell and drove without insurance or a licence has been sentenced.
Joseph Long, of William Street, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Thursday (April 14).
The 37-year-old admitted a string of offences, including criminal damage to a police cell — by smearing faeces around it — on March 5, 2022.
He also faced charges for possession of cannabis, failure to provide a specimen for analysis, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
Long was disqualified from driving for three years and made subject of an 18-month community order, to include 25 rehabilitation days.
He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £30 compensation, costs of £75 and a £95 surcharge.