Coronavirus Victim Who ‘Coughed At Police’ Is Charged With Assault

A man who allegedly coughed at police officers and claimed he had coronavirus has been charged with assault.

Darren Rafferty, 45, of Dagenham, east London, will appear in court on Wednesday, charged with grievous bodily harm and three counts of assault on an emergency worker.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of an assault in Dagenham early on Tuesday afternoon.

There they found an injured woman, who was taken to hospital for treatment.

They also found a knife.

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