39-year-old man who claimed to have Covid-19 deliberately coughed over 2 officers

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A 39-year-old man has been charged with common assault and two counts of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm. He is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday 26 March.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charge of common assault relates to a domestic incident at a house in north Belfast yesterday, 25 March.

Following the arrest, the 39-year-old claimed to have Covid-19 and purposefully coughed over two police officers: he was subsequently charged with two counts of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm.

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