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Seven fined for breaching COVID regulations

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A number of people who contravened or flouted local COVID-19 regulations and restrictions had their case heard at the North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court building on Rickergate, Carlisle.

Official court papers now released confirm the hearing took place on October 13 (TUES).

The offences were, the “Coronavirus” regulations / restrictions “not to leave the place where you were living, you were found outside of that place where normally residing, without a reasonable excuse, during the COVID-19 virus emergency period”.

The following people were summonsed to court: Rachel Louise Gent, 36, of Water Street, Carlisle, the infringement occurred in Carlisle on May 14. Gent was fined £440 with a victims surcharge of £44 and prosecution costs of £85.

Ms Louise Chambers, 31, of Maple Street, Barrow in Furness, the infringement occurred in Barrow on March 30. She was not at her normal place of residence, a fine of £440 was imposed and a victims surcharge of £44 with prosecution costs of £85.

Ms Naomi Ann Nicholson, 35, of Windermere Road, Whitehaven, the infringement occurred in Workington on April 8. Fined £440 with a victims surcharge of £44 and prosecution costs of £85.

Sheldon Harley James O`Neil, 22, of Orchard Street, Carlisle, at the time living at Bousteads Grassing, Carlisle, the infringement occurred in Crosby near Carlisle on April 9. Fined £80, victims surcharge of £32 with prosecution costs of £85.

John Ward, 41, Thistle Grove, Caravan Park, Dumfries, the infringement occurred in Carlisle on May 16. Fined £440 with a victims surcharge of £44 and prosecution costs of £85.

Jon Walsh, 43, of Valetta Road, Ealing, London, he was living in London and the infringement occurred in Sedburgh, Cumbria, on April 24. He was fined £1,200 with a victims surcharge of £120 and prosecution costs of £85.

Simon Jevons, 33, of Grosvenor Close, Great Sankey, Warrington, the infringement occurred in Ulverston on May 3. Fined £660 with a victims surcharge of £66 and prosecution costs of £85.

It is understood none of the defendants appeared in person during the Single Justice Procedure Hearing, brought under the Criminal Justice Court Act 2015, information obtained from court documents state they were all found guilty under the Single Justice Procedure.

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