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Two charged following separate alleged coughing incidents

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A man will appear in court today after allegedly coughing at police in Sydney’s north west. Just before 1pm yesterday (Thursday 2 April 2020), officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended a home on Budigieg Avenue, Plumpton, following reports of a domestic-related incident involving a man and a teenage boy. Upon arrival, police spoke … Continue reading “Two charged following separate alleged coughing incidents”

A man will appear in court today after allegedly coughing at police in Sydney’s north west.

Just before 1pm yesterday (Thursday 2 April 2020), officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended a home on Budigieg Avenue, Plumpton, following reports of a domestic-related incident involving a man and a teenage boy.

Upon arrival, police spoke to the pair before the 22-year-old man allegedly ran at the officers and coughed towards their faces.

He was arrested and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with intimidation of officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, damage or destroy property (DV), and common assault (DV).

Police will allege in court that the man assaulted a 13-year-old boy who was known to him and destroyed property inside the Plumpton home.

The Plumpton man was refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Friday 3 April 2020).

In a separate incident, a man has been charged after allegedly coughing at supermarket employees and shoppers on the Central Coast.

About 4.40pm yesterday, officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District were called to a shopping centre at on Lake Haven Drive, Lake Haven, following reports a man was coughing on people.

A 48-year-old man was arrested at the centre, before being taken to Wyong Hospital.

The Blue Haven man was later issued a Court Attendance Notice for stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and breach of bail.

He is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/04/03/two-charged-following-separate-alleged-coughing-incidents/

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