Dash-cam appeal after ‘cough’ incident

Police in Banchory are appealing for anyone with dash-cam footage to help identify a youth who deliberately coughed in the face of a healthcare worker.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 12:30 pm

The incident happened around 1.40pm on Friday, March 27, when the woman was driving home from work along the unclassified road from Inchmarlo Golf Course to Brathens Wood.

She saw a youth waving to attract her attention and when she stopped, the teenager coughed directly at her face telling her that she would get coronavirus, before running off laughing.

He is described as between 13-16, of slim build, about 5ft 6ins with a local accent. He was wearing a light grey hoodie, a black jacket and black or dark blue joggers.

In particular, officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage from the road between noon and 2pm and anyone with information who has not yet been in contact.

Anyone else with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1661 of Friday, March 27, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.