Virus claim man who coughed at PC is jailed

A man who coughed in the face of a policeman after claiming he had coronavirus has been jailed.

Christopher Plumb 

Lancashire PoliceCopyright: Lancashire Police

Christopher Plumb, 54, admitted assault by beating, criminal damage and assault on an emergency worker at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Lancashire Police said Plumb, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday after a domestic incident at an address in Cross Street, Blackpool. 

He was jailed for 16 weeks and given a restraining order.

Police said Plumb deliberately coughed in police officer's face while in custody.
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