Teenager arrested for allegedly coughing on people in Waterford 2 months ago

Teenager arrested for allegedly coughing on people in Waterford

The story is being widely shared on social media, but Gardaí have said that these instances should be reported and not posted online.

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly coughing on people in Waterford.

A male in his late teens was arrested for a Public Order Offence in Dungarvan on Monday 23 March and the matter is currently under investigation.

An Garda Síochána is aware of the ongoing social media reports in relation to the person engaged in ‘coughing’ at people, and that any member of the public should report such activity to An Garda Síochána and not post it on social media.

This activity could amount to an offence under the Public Order Act or Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

An Garda Síochána will treat any reports of this type of activity seriously and said that "clear public information" messages are required at this time.