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UK News People Who Cough On Key Workers Can Face Assault Charges, CPS Says

17:05  26 march  2020
17:05  26 march  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Man, 23, who claimed he had COVID-19 as he spat on police is jailed

  Man, 23, who claimed he had COVID-19 as he spat on police is jailed A 23-year-old man who spat at police in Lancashire while claiming he had coronavirus has been jailed for a year. Callum Heaton was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after police were called to a report of a disturbance in Burnley early on March 28.Lancashire Police said Heaton spat at two officers during the arrest on Cog Lane, while saying he had caught COVID-19.He continued this behaviour as he was taken into custody.Heaton appeared before Burnley Magistrates' Court on 30 March and pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on an emergency worker and one of criminal damage.

People who deliberately cough on emergency workers during the coronavirus outbreak will be jailed for up to two years, prosecutors have warned. The Crown Prosecution Service ( CPS ) said coughing will be charged as an assault on an emergency worker , or common assault if used against other

' Key workers ' - whose work is vital to maintaining public health and safety such as doctors, police, firemen, and utility workers - are permitted to continue their crucial duties, but traffic wardens are categorised as civil enforcement, meaning it varies.

a group of people walking on a sidewalk: British Transport Police patrol the perimeter of Bristol Temple Meads train station. © PA British Transport Police patrol the perimeter of Bristol Temple Meads train station.

Anyone caught deliberately coughing on emergency and essential workers in the UK during the coronavirus outbreak could face up to two years in prison, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

The move has been prompted by a number of incidents this week where people have used the the threat of catching the virus to intimidate others.

In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: “Coughs directed as a threat at other key workers or members of the public could be charged as common assault.”

On Tuesday, HuffPost UK reported a supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: “I hope you get the virus and die.”

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  Coronavirus: Man jailed for coughing on police officer It is believed to be the first prison sentence in London for a coronavirus-related incident involving a police officer.Adam Lewis, 55, was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday after being convicted of an assault on an emergency worker, the Metropolitan Police said.

Police said elderly woman deliberately coughed in the healthcare worker 's face . A woman aged in her 70s is accused of punching an off-duty nurse in the face after deliberately coughing in her direction. The 25-year-old nursing assistant was in her uniform when she visited a takeaway shop on

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On Monday three teenagers were arrested after allegedly coughing on an elderly couple in Hertfordshire.

Darren Rafferty, 45, of Dagenham, east London admitted three counts of assault after he “coughed on police officers and stated that he was suffering from coronavirus”.

And David Mott, 40, was jailed on Wednesday after threatening to spit at police in Blackburn who had asked him what he was doing out with two others.

Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, said: “Emergency workers are more essential than ever as society comes together to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am therefore appalled by reports of police officers and other frontline workers being deliberately coughed at by people claiming to have Covid-19.

Alex Salmond trial hears man wanted to ensure 'welfare' of colleague when he entered room where woman was alone with former first minister

  Alex Salmond trial hears man wanted to ensure 'welfare' of colleague when he entered room where woman was alone with former first minister The man worked as an advisor to Salmond when he was first minister. He was giving evidence at the trial of the former first minister who is facing sexual assault charges. The man said he was in Bute House when he went into a room where Salmond and a woman, identified in reports as Woman B, were alone together. He was asked by Shelagh McCall QC, acting for Salmond, if he saw “anything that concerned you“. He replied: “I don’t recall that.” Asked later by prosecutor Alex Prentice QC why he considered it necessary to go the room, he replied he wanted to ensure the “welfare of my colleague was OK”.

Who guides, answers questions and protects families rights. This should be free of charge to DCF/ CPS can not conduct an investigation in your home without your consent and speak to your Families should have free legal access to sue the social worker and the police who assist them and

Judge asks why thug who launched flying kung fu kick on female police officer which almost caused her to be crushed by a bus didn't face more serious Following the pleas, District Crown Prosecutor Charlotte Chirico, of the CPS , said : 'The CPS looked at the evidence provided to us by police, which

“Let me be very clear: this is a crime and needs to stop. The CPS stands behind emergency and essential workers and will not hesitate to prosecute anybody who threatens them as they go about their vital duties.”

a person walking down a sidewalk: British Transport Police patrol the perimeter of Bristol Temple Meads train station. © PA British Transport Police patrol the perimeter of Bristol Temple Meads train station.

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