Police cell was flooded by prisoner

A POLICE cell flooded when Shaun Davidson stuffed clothing down the toilet, magistrates heard this week.

Davidson - who had earlier banged his head against the cage inside a police vehicle - then wiped blood from the resulting wound over the cell walls.

“The cell had to be specially cleaned afterwards,” prosecutor Laura Mardell explained at Ely courthouse. “The offences happened when he was in custody accused of driving with excess alcohol.”

Davidson, 37, of Saffron Close, Littleport, admitted causing criminal damage to a cell at Parkside police station in Cambridge on October 3. He was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and pay �85 court costs.

“He is sorry for the inconvenience he caused to the police, for them having to clean the cell; and for his attitude generally,” said solicitor Gill McGivern. “It does not make the police’s job any easier when people behave like that.”

A drink driving charge facing Davidson was adjourned by the court until January 6 for forensic evidence to be studied.