A man who spat at police officers and resisted arrest has been handed a 12-month community corrections order.
Bradley James Dow, of no fixed address, was sentenced on Monday for three counts of assaulting a police officer, use abusive language to a police officer, resist a police officer, and refuse to state name and address.
The 28-year-old spat at police, repeatedly called them c---s and refused to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed on March 15 in Launceston.
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During sentencing, Magistrate Sharon Cure described the offending as a nasty assault on police, but acknowledged the number of programs Dow had completed.
A pre-sentence report was provided to Magistrate Cure, who noted Dow was in a complex situation.
Dow had been living at a crisis support service but was now sleeping rough, the Launceston Magistrates Court heard.
When asked if he was seeking help for accommodation, Dow said he needed to help himself.
Dow must comply with the order and not commit an offence for 12 months.