‘Possessed’ looking thug smears poo in NHS worker’s mouth and hair

A nightmare neighbour who smeared poo in the mouth of an NHS worker has been jailed after a prolonged campaign of harassment.

John Wade, 21, threatened to stab and shoot the victim and her partner, both in their 50s, when an argument about noise got out of hand.

The couple were advised to keep a log of Wade’s erratic behaviour which ended when Wade attacked the woman with shopping bag full of his own poo, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Wade spotted his victim as she left for work and shouted at her from his kitchen window.

She ignored Wade, and described him looking "possessed," but as she walked to work, turned around to see him running at her with a Bag for Life.

The victim feared he was armed with a gun or a knife and began to scream but Wade gripped her left shoulder and slapped her in the face with the bag he was holding.

He then proceeded to smear faeces all over her face and into her hair which went up into her "mouth and nose."

In a victim impact statement, the woman, who did not feel comfortable attending court, said the poo was “wet and dripping” off of her face and hair.

She also said it covered her NHS blouse and coat, and was dripping down her skirt.

The victim said: "The smell was repulsive. I instantly began to retch from the smell. The faeces had gone into my mouth and up my nose.

"It was wet and dripping off my hair and face, it was over my work lanyard, all over my blouse and coat, it was dripping down my skirt and I was covered in the substance.

"After smearing the substance, Wade let go of my shoulder and pushed me to the floor. I fell onto the grass verge and instantly felt the need to throw up."

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Wade tried to flee the scene immediately but the woman dialled 999 as bystanders rushed to her aid and helped clean her.

She said the incidence has been “extremely distressing” and has been a “distressing, humiliating and frightening” time in her life.

The thug, now 22, admitted smearing a noxious substance on a person and possessing cannabis.

Lloyd Morgan, defending, said his client accepted he would receive an immediate prison sentence and had already served 125 days on remand.

Judge Smith jailed Wade for 14 months and imposed a five-year restraining order to protect his victim and her partner.

Speaking after the hearing, the woman's boyfriend said his partner was going through reconstructive surgery at the time of the attack.

He claims she is "half the woman she was" and "can't go out on her own now" out of fear.

The partner told the Echo: "She can't go out on her own now. The woman is half the woman she was."

"This is a young man who clearly has a few issues, but he didn't care about her.

"Now he's saying he wants to apologise, but if he wanted to apologise, he should have written a letter from jail and he never did."

"She had breast cancer for the second time. She had a mastectomy and was going through reconstruction at the time."

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