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Police have charged a man following an incident in Eye over the weekend.

On Saturday (March 28), at about 11.40am in Eye, it was reported by a number of members of the public that an individual wearing a mask was seen to be coughing over people in the Co-op shop, in Church Street.

Officers on patrol in the area swiftly located a suspect and arrested him on suspicion of common assault.

The 34-year-old was arrested after a number of people reported he was coughing on people. (32665014)
The 34-year-old was arrested after a number of people reported he was coughing on people. (32665014)

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Jonathan Steele, 34, of Redlingfield Road, Eye, was charged with causing harassment, alarm or distress used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour.

He was also charged with resisting arrest by a police constable.

He was released on bail to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on April 10, at 9.15am.



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