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Man claiming to be infected with COVID19 in court

Man claiming to be  infected with COVID19 in court
man claiming to be infected with covid in court

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised multiple charges against a man following an incident in Brighton.

Police received a report of criminal damage at a block of flats in Albion Street about 5.50pm on Saturday 28 March.

While responding to the incident, three officers were allegedly spat at by a man claiming to be infected with coronavirus.

The incident led to the arrest of Peter Davy, 65, unemployed, of Albion Street, Brighton.

Davy was subsequently charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker; using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence; and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The defendant was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 30 March.