Man charged with coughing over PSNI officers and claiming to have Covid-19

Accused (39) due to appear at Belfast Magistrates court

A man allegedly deliberately coughed over PSNI officers and claimed to have Covid-19

A man allegedly deliberately coughed over PSNI officers and claimed to have Covid-19

 

A man (39) is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thurday charged in relation to allegedly deliberately coughing over PSNI officers and claiming to have Covid-19.

The man is charged with common assault and two counts of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm.

The charge of common assault relates to a domestic incident at a house in north Belfast on Wednesday.

After his arrest the man claimed to have coronavirus and is alleged to have purposefully coughed over two police officers.