A MAN has been jailed after spitting in a paramedic's face and then running off onto a railway line to get away.

Daniel Jankovic, 22, was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison following an incident where an emergency worker was assaulted.

The parademic was sat in an ambulance waiting for a colleague who was attending a casualty at a nearby address, on Victoria Road, Aldershot, on April 7, a court heard.

Jankovic approached the ambulance and asked who they were treating.

But when the paramedic refused to tell him any details, Jankovic, of Fernhill Road, Farnborough, spat in his face.

The incident was caught on the council's CCTV cameras.

Police rushed to the scene and Jankovic then made off, running onto the railway line in an attempt to get away.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court today, Jankovic was sentenced to 20 weeks for assaulting an emergency worker and was ordered to pay the victim £200 compensation.

He was also found guilty of trespass but no separate penalty was given.

Jankovic was however sentenced to a further six weeks for theft from a motor vehicle in Honington Mews, Farnborough, on March 31.

He was seen gaining access to a Ford Focus and stealing a £10 note from inside.

The 22-year-old was further sentenced to another six weeks in custody, to run consecutively, for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order he was under at the time of the theft offence.

He also received no further penalty for possessing a small amount of cannabis on March 31.