Violent offender attacked police at Victoria hospital

Paul Bilan fought with police at Victoria Hospital. Picture: Fife Photo Agency
Paul Bilan fought with police at Victoria Hospital. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

A 31-year-old man, who attacked police officers at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital, has been jailed.

Paul Bilan, currently prisoner at Perth, had also committed earlier offences in Kirkcaldy.

Bilan, who has a history of violent offending, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court having previously admitted a string of crimes.

On January 23 at Dunsire Street, Kirkcaldy, he shouted, swore, punched a microwave, damaged a mobile phone and struck a TV with his hand.

On February 27 he breached bail conditions by entering an address in Dunsire Street.

On August 4, at the Victoria Hospital, he assaulted a police officer by attempting to spit on him.

He also assaulted a second officer by spitting on him.

Bilan then assaulted a female constable by repeatedly kicking her.

He further admitted that he repeatedly shouted, swore, struggled with police officers, made threats of violence and uttered offensive remarks.

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Bilan: “You are appearing on indictment for violent offences for the fourth time.

“Spitting on someone is a contemptible way to behave. It dehumanises the victim and then you repeatedly kicked a female officer.”

The sheriff jailed Bilan for 22 months, backdated to August 5, when he was taken into custody.

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