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'Disgusting behaviour': Woman accused of 'violent' coughing and coronavirus claims refused bail again

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By Blake Foden
Updated April 21 2020 - 8:14am, first published 4:30am
Jayce Leigh Cooper, who allegedly coughed on police officers and claimed to have COVID-19. Picture: Facebook

A Canberra woman accused of coughing on police officers and falsely claiming to have COVID-19 should have been referred for a mental health assessment instead of being refused bail and locked up, her lawyer has argued unsuccessfully.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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