Portsmouth man charged after police officer is coughed at by person claiming they had coronavirus

A MAN is set to appear in court after a police officer was coughed at.

Sunday, 26th April 2020, 2:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 2:40 pm

Joe Field, 25, of Westerham Close, Portsmouth, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker, assault by beating and criminal damage.

It comes following an investigation into an incident in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, at 10.53pm on Friday where a man coughed at a police officer, claiming he had coronavirus.

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Mr Field is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

The officer involved is being supported by Hampshire Constabulary.

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