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Coronavirus: Man jailed for six months for stealing PPE from London ambulance
A man has been jailed for six months for stealing personal protective equipment (PPE) from an ambulance amid the coronavirus crisis. Mark Manley, 35, of no fixed address, was handed the sentence at Croydon Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to stealing equipment from a stationary ambulance and assaulting a security guard, the Metropolitan Police said. Police were called to reports of a man having stolen equipment from an ambulance at St Thomas Street in south-east London at 9.19pm on Saturday night, the force said.
A 24-year-old woman has been jailed for six months for spitting at an emergency worker while claiming to have
Joel Martinique Hall, of Pwllheli, appeared before magistrates in Mold after the incident in Pwllheli and later at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
During the hearing it was heard Hall was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 11 offences, including biting and spitting at an emergency service worker and claiming to have coronavirus.
She was sentenced to six months imprisonment.
Mark Armstrong,county chief inspector for Gwynedd, said: "Assaulting Emergency Service workers at anytime is simply not acceptable, as is the disorderly behaviour that this female was responsible for in Pwllheli this past Tuesday afternoon.
Coronavirus: Judge warns defendants accused of spitting on PSNI officers should face more serious charges
"Anybody allegedly behaving like this in the course of a pandemic, I'm afraid, is going to be remanded in custody"District Judge Mark Hamill suggested assault suspects should be prosecuted for more serious offences as he jailed one man and refused bail to another.
"The fact that she has been charged and sentenced on first appearance for 11 separate offences, to six months immediate imprisonment, shows how serious the court has taken these offences against both the community and also the emergency service workers involved, who were simply doing their jobs within the communities they serve."
In Staffordshire a man has been jailed for 12 months after coughing in the face of two nurses in hospital.
Lance King, 30, of no fixed address, was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with suspected Covid-19 and coughed on two A&E nurses on April 6.
He also urinated on the floor of the cubicle and scribbled on himself and items within the cubicle with a pen from the nurse’s desk, Staffordshire Police said.
It comes as police stopped one motorist in Wales who was heading to west Wales for a spot of crab fishing over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, before being turned around and sent home.
The driver was one of 1,300 vehicles pulled over by Dyfed Powys Police as theyduring lockdown.
Green politician wants speed limits CUT to support the NHS .
London Assembly Member Caroline Russell wants a national speed limit of 50mph and urban speed limit of 20mph to support the NHS during coronavirusLondon Assembly Member Caroline Russell wants a 20mph urban speed limit and a 50mph national speed limit.