STAFFORD: An HS2 worker has denied assaulting a police officer by threatening that he had coronavirus as he allegedly coughed and spat on the emergency worker.
Dillon Wickramasingha pleaded not guilty to committing the offence in Stafford on April 4. He has also denied three charges of assault by beating on dates in March and April.
The 42-year-old, formerly of Riverside Mews, Stafford, appeared via videolink at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. His case has now been sent to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for a hearing on May 4.
Wickramasingha has been granted bail.
TUNSTALL: A 36-year-old man has breached his bail conditions – after contacting someone on WhatsApp and telling them ‘I love you’.
Sean Kelly, of Clanway Street, Tunstall, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared via videolink at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
BURSLEM: A 27-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to making a threat to kill in Kidsgrove on April 3.
Ian Dale has also denied charges of assault by beating in Mow Cop and assaulting a police officer.
WESTON COYNEY: Ryan Meredith, aged 26, of no fixed address, has pleaded guilty to burgling a house in Park Hall Road, Weston Coyney, on October 9.
He will be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court via a videolink from HMP Altcourse next month.
WERRINGTON: Forty-five-year-old Ashley Davenport, of Ash Bank Road, Werrington, has been charged with sexual assault. He has been bailed.
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE: Fifty-one-year-old Penelope Russell, currently of HMP Foston Hall, denies assaulting an emergency worker at the Royal Stoke University Hospital by allegedly deliberately coughing towards a nurse.
She will have a plea and case management hearing at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on April 22. She has been remanded in custody.
SHELTON: Mohammed Shafiq, aged 30, of Sun Street, Shelton, has denied a charge of breaching a non-molestation order on April 8.
District Judge Timothy Boswell adjourned the case until May 21 when a trial date will be set. The defendant has been bailed.
NORMACOT: Viktors Zeilliss, aged 27, of Cromartie Street, Dresden, has admitted obstructing a police officer on April 6.
But he has denied two charges of assault by beating at Normacot on April 4 and April 6.
He has been remanded in custody. His case has been adjourned until April 15 when Zeilliss will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre via a videolink.