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Rowdy student turned violent and bit cop during breakdown

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A student said to be suffering a breakdown turned violent when police officers arrived at his accommodation to help him.Jude Boslem started spitting and bit one officer during a struggle, Hamilton Sheriff Court was told.Boslem, 19, admitted acting in a threatening or abusive manner at Hamilton's Caird Park residences on September 9 last year.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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The accused then tried to lock himself in the bathroom and officers removed alcohol from him."He began to shout and swear at them.

The officers tried to handcuff him and he struggled and spat, with spittle landing on one officer's face."Several other officers attended and the accused bit one of them on the hand."Boslem was then taken to hospital and en route he was still shouting and swearing."He refused to cooperate with hospital staff and was advised to return when sober.

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