Man urinating in public spits on a motorway services manager and calls him ‘gay’

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Police in Worcestershire have fined a drunken man £370 after he urinated in front of women and children at a motorway services, then spat on a manager and called him “gay” when challenged.

Michael Kelly, 46, urinated outside a women’s toilets at Strensham Services in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Evesham Journal reports Kelly, who lives in Bristol, admitted common assault and being drunk and disorderly in public following the incident on August 9.

Lesley Ashton, who prosecuted Kelly, said he was challenged by Quintin Speers, the site director, who said: “Stop what you’re doing and put it away.”

Kelly turned to the manager and replied: “I’m desperate.”

Police were called and Mr Speers continued to follow Kelly, who said: “What are you doing? Are you gay? Leave it.”

Mr Speers also told police: “He spat in my face without warning. I felt disgusted and upset by it.”

Andrew Ray, defending Kelly, said: “He has a list of previous convictions. Drinking is a key problem. He’s extremely apologetic for what happened.”

Magistrates gave him an electronically tagged daily curfew between 10pm and 8:30am, and ordered him to pay £250 compensation to his victim.

He was also fined £100 for being drunk and disorderly, and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Last year, a teenager was the victim of an unprovoked homophobic attack in Worcester city centre.

The 19-year-old male was subject to abuse by five men as he left a nightclub.

Following the incident, a second homophobic assault was recorded in Worcestershire in less than a fortnight.

A man in his 20s was confronted and questioned about his sexual orientation and clothing.

Having had chips thrown at him, the man and his two friends left the scene but were followed and physically attacked, being left with cuts and bruises.