A TIDWORTH man has been charged after coughing in a police officer's face and claiming to have coronavirus.

Kieran Mander, of Vockins Close, was arrested on Monday following the incident.

The 22-year-old has been charged with using threatening or abusive words/behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress, and common assault of an emergency worker.

Wiltshire police say he has been remanded in custody and is due to appear via video link at Swindon Magistrates Court today (Tuesday).