Man remanded in custody for biting and spitting on police

A MT LOFTY man accused of biting and spitting on police during an altercation in Kearneys Spring remains under care in Toowoomba Hospital.

The 42-year-old man's solicitor Chris Neville told Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday because his client was effectively in police custody, he had not been able to see his client.

Nor had his client's parents been permitted to see their son, Mr Neville said.

Police claim the man had been walking in the middle of Ruthven St in Kearneys Spring on Sunday afternoon among traffic.

Police claim the man struggled with officers trying to arrest him and he allegedly bit one officer three times and spat in another officer's face.

He has remained in Toowoomba Hospital since.

However, the court heard another incident occurred on Tuesday night when the man was being moved to a secure mental health unit.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Tim Hutton said it was expected he would face further charges from that incident at the hospital.

Mr Neville asked that the case be adjourned until this morning.

Magistrate Graham Lee remanded the man in custody and adjourned the case to today for mention.



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