A MAN who smeared faeces on the walls and camera in a police cell on New Year's Eve has appeared in court.

Alex Ernest Samuel Burton admitted committing the offence in the Bournemouth cells when he appeared before magistrates in Poole.

He also admitted damaging clothing worth £150 and possession of cannabis on the same occasion.

Barton, 28, of Christchurch Road, Bournemouth also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis at his home address on February 3.

He was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £21.