CORONAVIRUS: Man arrested over virus threat to Lincolnshire police officer

A Lincolnshire man who said he had coronavirus has been arrested after allegedly making a threat to breath on a police officer.

Man arrested over virus threat
Man arrested over virus threat

The incident happened after police were called out in the early hours of this morning to Fosdyke near Boston.

Lincolnshire Police were called out to an address in the village at 2.01am and a man was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace.

After being taken to custody, the man is alleged to have told an officer that he had Covid-19 before deliberately breathing in the officer’s face, police said in a statement.

* Luke Courtney, 29, of Snaith Avenue, Fosdyke, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker, and resisting a constable in execution of their duty.

He is due to appear, via video link, before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (4 April).