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Kenton police ask public to observe social distancing rules as people are reported spitting at cars

Kenton Police have asked the public to observe social distancing rules after reports of people spitting at cars.

They tweeted this afternoon saying: “Heard a few reports over the Police radio during the last few days of people licking their hands/fingers and touching various items of street furniture and or coughing and either spitting at or touching passers-by and cars.

They continued: “When you do leave your home Please observe social distancing rules and be aware of the actions of people around you.”

It follows a report of a bus driver being spat on in Greenford over the weekend by a man shouting: “I have coronavirus”

A Met police spokesperson said: “Police were called to The Broadway, Greenford, shortly before 2.15pm on Monday, March 30 to a report of a passenger spitting at a bus driver.

“Officers attended. The suspect had left the scene before officers arrived.

“It is believed he walked northbound along Greenford Road.

“The bus driver did not require medical treatment as the spit landed on the protective screen and did not get to him. Enquiries continue”.

In another occasion, a police officer and a different bus driver were also racially abused and spat on in Harrow. A man was arrested on Tuesday 31 March following the incident.


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