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Man charged after police officer is allegedly spat and coughed at

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Officers investigating an incident where a man coughed and spat at a police officer, claiming he had coronavirus, have charged a man.
Scott Sleet, 42, of Dursley Crescent, Portsmouth, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
It comes following the incident in Olinda Street, Portsmouth, at 10.10pm on Saturday (March 28).
Mr Sleet appeared at Portsmouth magistrates Court this morning and was bailed with conditions to appear next in court on May 12.
The officer involved is being supported by Hampshire Constabulary.
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