THIS is the sickening a moment a foul-mouthed yob spat at a parking warden while claiming 'I have corona'.
Graham Swinbourne, 39, was recorded on the warden's bodycam during the 'disgusting' attack in Gravesend, Kent.
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He confronted the victim after spotting his vehicle was being issued with a ticket in July last year.
After repeatedly swearing at the warden and attempting to block his view of the registration plate, Swinbourne then spat at the officer and claimed to be infected with Covid.
Police were called and Swinbourne was later charged with common assault.
He pleaded guilty to the offence at Medway Magistrates Court earlier this month and was today slapped with a 12-month community order.
The order includes a 7pm – 7am curfew for three months.
He was also ordered to pay the victim £100 compensation, a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85
Gravesham Borough Council leader John Burden said: “This was a disgusting incident and I am glad that the offender has been brought to justice.
"Our civil enforcement officers do not make the rules, they simply ensure they are being followed.
"Our officers do not deserve any level of abuse for simply doing their job. Follow the rules, and they won‘t trouble you.
"All of our CEOs are equipped with body-worn cameras and we will not hesitate to take the evidence recorded on them all the way to court when abuse such as this occurs."
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