Man charged after spitting on officer while claiming to have coronavirus

A man claiming to have coronavirus has been charged after allegedly punching and spitting on a police officer in NSW.

About 8.30am yesterday, officers were called to Scenic Drive in Nowra following reports a man had been seen acting erratically.

Upon arrival, the man allegedly punched a senior constable in the face forcing police to deploy OC spray.


During the struggle, it’s alleged the man also spat in the face of the injured constable, while claiming to have coronavirus.

The 37-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital under police guard.

He has since been released and charged with two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, assault officer in execution of duty. and intimidate police in execution of duty.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Nowra Local Court today.

The senior constable suffered bruising and abrasions to his face, while the other senior constable who assisted in the arrest sprained her wrist.

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