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Female Charged - Public Order Incident Tuesday 7th April 2020, Riverside Sligo Town

Gardaí received reports of a group of individuals congregated and drinking at Newfoot Bridge, Riverside, Sligo Town today, Tuesday 7th April at approximately 3:15pm.

Upon arrival to the scene by Gardaí, a female in her 30s refused to provide her details to Gardaí and then proceeded to allegedly cough on a member, implying that she had Coronavirus.

The female was arrested for public order offences and was taken to Ballymote Garda Station where she has since been charged. She is due to appear before a special sitting of Carrick On Shannon District court this evening at 8pm.

An Garda Síochána would continue to remind the public of the need for people to comply with physical distancing in line with HSE guidelines.