A WANTED man spat in a police officer's face and claimed to have "AIDS, Hepatitis C and Covid".

Leeds Special Constabulary posted on Twitter this morning about a male the team was dealing with who was wanted on a warrant.

The man became verbally abusive while he was in a police van.

He then proceeded to spit in the vehicle and in an officer's face.

The man followed this up by claiming he has "AIDS, Hepatitis C and Covid".

Police charged the man, as a result.

Leeds Special Constabulary said on Twitter: "Male wanted on warrant becomes verbally abusive.

"Decides to spit in the van and spit in an officer's face.

"Then claims to have Aids, Hep C and Covid.

"Nobody has the right to be spat at.