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Woman charged after allegedly coughing on people – Snowy Mountains

A woman has been charged after allegedly coughing on people in the Snowy Mountains earlier today.

About 9.20am (Wednesday 1 April 2020) a woman was walking south along Sharp Street, Cooma, when she allegedly stepped in front of another woman and intentionally coughed in her direction.

The woman allegedly continued to cough at members of the public as she walked past them, including a woman with a young child.

The matters were reported to police and an investigation commenced by officers from Monaro Police District.

A short time later, police located the 41-year-old Jerrabomberra woman at the intersection of Sharp Street and Bombala Street, Cooma.

It’s alleged that the woman did not have a valid reason for being at the location and was contravening a Public Health Order.

She was arrested and taken to Cooma Police Station, where she was charged with two counts of stalk intimidate intend to cause fear physical harm and not comply with notice/direction under the Public Health Act.

The woman was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court via AVL tomorrow (Thursday 2 April 2020).

Anyone with information about members of the community breaching Public Health Orders or otherwise contravening the Public Health Act is urged to report online to Crime Stoppers: Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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