A SICK jobless woman spat in the faces of two police officers and a nurse while claiming to have coronavirus.
Sarah Clarkson-Rose, 42, from East Sussex, pleaded guilty to assaulting the two officers and an A&E nurse when she appeared at a virtual hearing in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday.
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She was remanded in custody for sentencing at Lewes Crown Court on June 10.
The vile attack on one of the officers took place after she had been arrested on May 11 on suspicion of criminal damage to furniture after a domestic incident.
Overnight she claimed to be feeling unwell in her police cell.
She was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital but spat repeatedly in the faces of both the nurse who was trying to help her and another cop who was escorting her and was also trying to help.
All three key workers were unhurt, continued on duty, and have shown no Covid-19 symptoms.
They will however be tested for the deadly virus.
It turned out jobless Clarkson-Rose needed no medical treatment and she was returned to police custody.
Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said: "This was an appalling series of deliberate attacks on three public servants doing their duty to help keep the public safe.
"We are glad that the court took these offences seriously, because of the flagrant disregard with which this woman treated three workers on the front line in protecting the community at this crucial time."
The shocking incident comes after Belly Mujinga, a railway ticket office worker died with coronavirus after being spat at while on duty at London's Victoria Station in March.
Boris Johnson yesterday hailed the rail worker who died of Covid-19 – as her family demanded a murder rap.
The PM said: "The fact that she was abused for doing her job is utterly appalling."
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