October 19, 2020 4.25 pm This story is over 14 months old

Man charged after ‘coughing on shop staff and claiming to have COVID’

Police said he was shoplifting

A Grantham man who allegedly “coughed on shop staff deliberately and claimed to have coronavirus” was arrested and charged by police.

Lincolnshire Police received a report that a man had stolen a pair of headphones from Currys in Dysart Retail Park at 1.30pm on Saturday, October 17.

He had been blowing in the direction of a member of staff and claimed to have coronavirus.

Benjamin Wells, 41, of Grantley Street in Grantham was later charged with theft from a shop and common assault.

Wells will appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court on January 15.

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