The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police has condemned a man who spat at one of his officers whilst claiming to have Coronavirus.
In a tweet Chief Constable Nick Adderley revealed that the officer in question was a carer for his mother who had cancer. It means the officer will now need to self-isolate.
He described it as a "disgusting, demeaning and potentially life-threatening assault on our colleague."
Mr Adderley's remarks come as Suffolk Police revealed they have arrested and charged a man who spat at their officers in Ipswich.
Two officers were attempting to arrest an individual for suspected breach of the peace when they were spat at in the face by the suspect.
The male was arrested on suspicion of assault on an emergency worker and was taken to Martlesham Police investigation Centre for questioning.
19-year-old Lukasz Tynny of Alston Road was subsequently charged with two counts of assault on two police officers. He will appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court next month.
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