A man had been jailed for 22 weeks after spitting in the face of a police officer.

Mohammed Hussain, 42, had spat at the officer after calling 999 to report an alleged assault against him by a 'group of males', Manchester Magistrates Court heard.

He was taken to hospital and spoken to by the police, but they were called out again once Hussain, of Bolton, had returned home.

Mohammed Hussain, 42, of Bolton, was jailed for 22 weeks

Following this, events escalated, and resulted in Hussain spitting in the face of one of the officers and using racially abusive language towards another officer.

Hussain previously entered not guilty pleas to assaulting an emergency worker and racially aggravated harassment, but changed his plea to guilty on June 1, and a charge of racially aggravated harassment was dropped against him.

The court heard that Hussain had spat at PC Peter Charlsworth and used racist language towards PC Jamie McGowan during the incident on May 23.

At an earlier hearing, his defence lawyer Adam Foster said: “He had an issue with a group of males in a public place.

“He was assaulted on Saturday (May 23) night.

“He said he called 999 and was given treatment, and during that, it escalated and he has been arrested.

“He was taken to hospital and told staff he felt he had a concussion from the earlier assault.

“The police had to come on two separate occasions.”

Hussain, of Bromwich Street, was sentenced to 22 weeks imprisonment for the assault and 12 weeks imprisonment for racially aggravated harassment to run concurrently.