Woman in Norwich Jailed for Coughing in a Policeman’s Face after claiming she had the Coronavirus

A woman jailed for coughing in a Policeman's face claimed she the Coronavirus
A WOMAN that coughed directly into a police officer’s face then claimed she had the Coronavirus, was jailed today at Norwich Magistrates’ Court.

Joanne Turner, 35, kicked and damaged a car as it was parked outside Norwich train station at around 11pm on Wednesday, March 25.

Ch Supt Dave Marshall said: “Any abuse and threatening behaviour towards the emergency services is unacceptable at any time.”

Following further enquiries, officers located Turner to a property in William Kett Close where she became abusive. She then claimed she had coronavirus before coughing forcefully in one of the officer’s faces.

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Turner, of William Kett Close, Norwich, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place, criminal damage to property and common assault of an emergency worker, at Norwich Magistrates Court.




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