A man has denied deliberately coughing in a paramedic’s face who arrived at his house to answer an emergency call.
Jonathan Brunsdon appeared via video-link at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court and denied a single charge of assaulting an emergency worker.
He is accused of coughing in the face of a paramedic at Mason Road in Stroud, Gloucestershire, on Saturday.
Mr Brunsdon, 43, was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 6 April.
He was sat behind a desk wearing a face mask, gloves and a plastic apron.
The judge warned the defendant he could face a custodial sentence if he is convicted.
A trial is due to be held at the same court on 8 June.