Police arrest two Staffordshire men for threatening to cough at cops during Covid-19 crisis



Police officers have arrested two Staffordshire men who threatened to cough at police officers during the coronavirus crisis.

Officers attended addresses in Cannock and Burton following reports of domestic incidents last night.

Both men have been arrest on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker after they threatened to cough on police officers while claiming to be suffering from the symptoms of coronavirus.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Just before 11pm last night (Sunday 19 April) officers were called to reports of a domestic incident in Cannock.

“A 41-year-old, from Walsall, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and breach of a non-molestation order.

“Officers were called to reports of a domestic incident in Burton just before 1am this morning (Monday 20 April).

“A 33-year-old man, from Burton, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

“Both remain in custody”

It comes after latest figures from Public Health England revealed another 429 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the national death toll to 14,829.

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