Man arrested for ‘purposefully coughing over’ PSNI officer during Covid-19 pandemic

A MAN who police say ‘purposefully coughed over’ an officer has been arrested for attempting to commit grievous bodily harm during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Police arrested a man following an incident in Carrickfergus during the early hours of today (Friday, 3rd April).

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers were called to an incident at an address in Rosebrook Grove at around 12:35am where they arrested a 31-year-old man who, when spoken to by an officer, purposefully coughed over him and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm.

“The man was also arrested on suspicion of resisting police, common assault and disorderly behaviour, and he remains in custody this morning.”

It is understood it was a domestic incident which officers were initially called to respond to.

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