Men appear in court charged with threatening Covid-19 testing staff in York

Two men have appeared in court today charged with being abusive and threatening to staff at a Covid-19 testing site in North Yorkshire.

A generic Covid-19 testing site.

Marty Blagborough, 28,of Leeds, and Arthur Taylor, 61, of Wakefield, both appeared at York Magistrates' Court on Thursday afternoon.

Both men, along with Edward Warren, 60, from Leeds, are charged with obstructing a person who was engaged in lawful activity.

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The men were arrested on Monday, January 11, following reports a group had attended the Poppleton Park testing site in York and were acting in an aggressive and threatening manner towards staff.

Blagborough and Taylor's case was adjourned until March 9, for further case management.