A MAN who assaulted two emergency workers after being stopped for driving under the influence of drink and drugs has been sentenced in court.

Matthew Bamber, 45, of Holland Lodge, Grange Avenue, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him at Preston magistrates' court.

Bamber admitted to being Covid-19 positive when he bit a police officer on the hand and spat at another in February 2021.

Luckily, the officers were not seriously injured. While in custody, Bamber refused to provide a sample for analysis for drugs in his system.

He was also driving with an expired provisional driving licence and had no car insurance.

Bamber has been sentenced to eight-weeks imprisonment, and four-weeks to run concurrently.

He has also been disqualified from driving for 12-months.

Lancashire Police have thanked two members of the public for their assistance, saying: "A thank you again to the Longridge resident who initially rang police to say they were concerned about his manner of driving, which then resulted in him being stopped before he could injure someone.

"Also, our appreciation to the local person who was willing to attend court and give evidence to what they saw."