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A man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker over an allegation he coughed at a police officer and said he had Covid-19 symptoms

a man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker over an allegation he coughed at a police officer and said he had covid 19 symptoms
a man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker over an allegation he coughed at a police officer and said he had covid 19 symptoms

A man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker over an allegation he coughed at a police officer and said he had Covid-19 symptoms.

The incident happened after Kent Police was called to a disturbance in St George’s Lane, Canterbury at around 11.30am on Tuesday 21 April 2020.

David Jones, 31, has since been charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker and a public order offence.

One of the assault charges relates to an allegation he coughed in an officer’s face, the other two assault charges relate to the alleged kicking of two other officers.

Jones, of no fixed abode, appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 22 April and was remanded in custody to appear again on Friday 1 May.