Woman named and charged after three police officers are 'coughed at' while responding to fight in West Sussex

A woman accused of coughing at police officers while claiming to be infected with coronavirus has appeared in court, Sussex Police has said.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 5:00 pm

Police said Sarah Baldwin, 31, of Fennel Close, Crawley, was charged with three counts of assaulting emergency workers and was brought before Brighton Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday, April 7).

A spokesman said: "It follows a report of a fight in Nightingale Close, Crawley, on Sunday (April 5) at about 8.15pm.

"While responding to the incident, a woman is alleged to have coughed at three officers.

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"Baldwin was released on bail and is next listed to appear before Crawley Magistrates' Court on May 6."

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