A 24-year-old woman has been jailed for six months for spitting at an emergency worker while claiming to have Covid-19.

Joel Martinique Hall, of Pwllheli, appeared before magistrates in Mold after the incident in Pwllheli and later at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

During the hearing it was heard Hall was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 11 offences, including biting and spitting at an emergency service worker and claiming to have coronavirus.

She was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Mark Armstrong, North Wales Police county chief inspector for Gwynedd, said: "Assaulting Emergency Service workers at anytime is simply not acceptable, as is the disorderly behaviour that this female was responsible for in Pwllheli this past Tuesday afternoon.

"The fact that she has been charged and sentenced on first appearance for 11 separate offences, to six months immediate imprisonment, shows how serious the court has taken these offences against both the community and also the emergency service workers involved, who were simply doing their jobs within the communities they serve."

In Staffordshire a man has been jailed for 12 months after coughing in the face of two nurses in hospital.

Lance King, 30, of no fixed address, was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with suspected Covid-19 and coughed on two A&E nurses on April 6.

He also urinated on the floor of the cubicle and scribbled on himself and items within the cubicle with a pen from the nurse’s desk, Staffordshire Police said.

It comes as police stopped one motorist in Wales who was heading to west Wales for a spot of crab fishing over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, before being turned around and sent home.

The driver was one of 1,300 vehicles pulled over by Dyfed Powys Police as they clamped down on holiday makers attempting to travel to popular coastal hotspots during lockdown.