A MAN has been jailed for throwing vomit at an emergency worker.

Antony Angoy scooped up vomit from his chest and flicked it at a paramedic, a court heard.

The 33-year-old had been “in drink” and sick on himself when an ambulance crew rushed to Bugle Street in Southampton on July 20.

While in the back of the van he is said to have become aggressive towards a paramedic.

He flicked vomit at him which then landed on his sleeve.

Angoy of Southern Road in West End appeared before Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

He faced charges of assaulting an emergency worker and possession of a Class B drug - cannabis.

Appearing via video link from Southampton Central Police Station he pleaded guilty to both charges.

Defending, Michael McGoldrick said “there can never be justification for what this man did”.

Angoy is said to have had no memory of the incident.

However, when he was told about what he had done during his police interview was “quite shocked by his behaviour”.

Furthermore, he was “clearly remorseful”.

Angoy has a previous conviction for the possession of cannabis from 2017.

During sentencing, Chair of the magistrates’ panel, Mrs Anne Fielder said that to say the attack was unpleasant would be an understatement.

She added that the assault was “really horrible to the utmost point” and that to transfer the case to Crown Court would have been “perfectly logical”.

However, he was given credit for pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity.

He was jailed for 26 weeks and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

The magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of Angoy’s cannabis.