Cork man, 19, arrested for spitting in Garda's face and telling them he had Covid-19

Cork man, 19, arrested for spitting in Garda's face and telling them he had Covid-19

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a young man after he spat at an officer and told them he had coronavirus.

Gardaí were dealing with a domestic incident in Deanrock Estate, Togher, at around 2.30am this morning when the incident happened.

A 19-year-old man was leaving his home and became aggressive with gardaí before he spat at a member in the face and told them he had Covid-19.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Bridewell Garda Station where he has been charged in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear before a special sitting of Anglesea Street District Court this morning.

Gardaí said their investigation is continuing.

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