Acting for the Crown Prosecution Service, Sophie Evans successfully resisted Dylan Roffey’s appeal against conviction for spitting at a young woman in Brighton Railway Station, who she believed to be wearing fur.

Lewes Crown Court heard how she had approached the lady at Brighton Railway Station and told her that the coat she was wearing had coyote fur on the hood.  The lady asked her to leave her alone, and Ms Roffey became more animated, eventually swearing at her before leaning forward and deliberately spitting in her face.

Ms Roffey had been convicted of the offence by Brighton Magistrates’ Court in September 2019.  She sought to appeal the conviction, arguing that she had not deliberately spat at the lady.