Coronavirus: Cardiff man jailed for spitting at police officer

Darrell Glen Humphries

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Darrell Glen Humphries admitted assaulting an emergency employee

A 53-year-old man has been jailed for 26 weeks for spitting at a police officer after claiming he had coronavirus.

Darrell Glen Humphries, from Canton, Cardiff, admitted assaulting an emergency employee when he appeared earlier than town’s magistrates.

Supt Jason Rees referred to as it a “despicable” incident.

He stated the sentence ought to function a deterrent to those that assault “people who find themselves attempting to maintain them protected”.

South Wales Police stated the assault occurred after officers took Humphries to Cardiff’s College Hospital of Wales for non-Covid 19 associated accidents following an incident at a grocery store on Monday afternoon.

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