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Teenager arrested for allegedly coughing in face of Inverness security guard

By Louise Glen

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A teenager, who is understood to have claimed to have coronavirus, has been arrested and charged for allegedly coughing in the face of a security guard at a shop in Inverness city centre.

The incident happened in Morrisons on Monday, after the man is alleged to have been stopped for shoplifting.

A police spokeswoman said: "On Monday, May 11, an 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with an alleged theft from Morrisons in Inverness, and also with a section 38 of the Criminal Justice Scotland Act 2010."

A section 38 offence can include special powers given to the police under coronavirus legislation.

She added: "He was released on an undertaking to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court at a later date."

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