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Prisoner's spit earns extra time

A PRISONER who spat blood at a Correctional Services officer in Grafton jail has been jailed for a further six months.

Damien Mathew Sykes, 28, of Grafton pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred at 8pm on May 4 when an officer was attempting to move him to another cell.

"I'm f---ing telling you I'm not moving," he told the guard.

Police allege Sykes either bit his tongue or cheek and spat blood onto the officer's face and upper chest.

The prison guard called for assistance and Sykes was wrestled to the floor before being medically treated.

Sykes has a criminal history of assault (Wagga Wagga District Court, 2007) and reckless wounding (Bathurst District Court , 2008) and has served jail sentences for both these offences.

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