Scottish man remanded in custody for 'coughing on a special constable'

A man has been remanded in custody for allegedly coughing on a special constable and claiming he had Coronavirus.

Scott Rooney, 24, was charged with “culpably and recklessly coughing” on the volunteer officer at the police station in Greenock, Inverlcyde, on 3 April.

The charge against him stated he did this “whilst stating that you had an infectious disease, namely coronavirus, to the danger of infection”.

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Rooney had been arrested after claims he had been causing a disturbance, when the offence allegedly happened.

A man in Greenock has been remanded in custody for allegedly coughing on a special constable and claiming he had coronavirus

He was initially arrested for alleged threatening or abusive behaviour, shouting, swearing and making threats of violence.

Rooney was already on two bail orders - granted on 11 and 17 March respectively - regarding other criminal matters.

He appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court in private, but made no plea through lawyer Aidan Gallagher, with the case being continued for further examination.

Sheriff Owen McGinty remanded Rooney in custody.

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