The Daily Telegraph

Sus­pects could be fak­ing virus to avoid court

- Crime · Shrewsbury

A judge has sug­gested that sus­pects could be fak­ing coro­n­avirus to avoid court cases with an “aw­fully high num­ber” of peo­ple claim­ing to have symp­toms.

Judge An­thony Lowe made the ob­ser­va­tion af­ter sev­eral de­fen­dants did not ap­pear on Fri­day at Shrews­bury Crown Court, in­sist­ing that they had a cough or other prob­lems that were con­sis­tent with Covid-19.

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