Man smears faeces on watch-house wall

A HERVEY Bay father who smeared his own faeces over the walls of the Hervey Bay watch-house has been released on parole after being sentenced to six months' jail for the offence.

Kenneth Edward Spence, 32, was taken to the watch-house on July 17 after being evicted from a local club because he was drunk.

He pleaded guilty in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to being drunk and disorderly on a licensed premises and wilful damage.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell described Spence's actions as “absolutely atrocious.”

“It's hard to comprehend that behaviour,” Mr Tatnell said.

“You had no respect for the police watch-house or any person who had to clean it up.”

Spence was caught on camera pulling down his pants, squatting and defecating on the floor and walls before picking up faeces and smearing it around some more.

Specialist cleaners had to be contracted to clean up the mess.

At the time of the offence Spence was already serving a suspended jail sentence for wilful damage.

Mr Tatnell invoked the previous four-month suspended sentence and imposed a six-month sentence for the more recent offence.

Spence was released immediately on parole.

He was fined $300 for the drunk and disorderly charge.



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