Coronavirus: Assault on West Yorkshire Police Officer

Coronavirus: Assault on West Yorkshire Police Officer

Published by Lisa Darvill at 12:17pm 30th March 2020.

A man has been charged after coughing on a West Yorkshire Police officer. 

  • Police have charged a 45-year-old man 
  • Officers were responding to reports of a disturbance 
  • It's alleged the man coughed at an officer saying he had Covid 19
  • He'll appear in court today 

Police have charged a 45-year-old man with assaulting an emergency worker.

It’s after officers attended a report of a disturbance in Sowerby Bridge. While officers were there it’s alleged the 45 year old coughed at the officer saying that he had Covid 19.

The man will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today. 

Police are being given new powers to help keep people safe and slow the spread of coronavirus.