Twenty four people ordered to pay almost £5,000 for flouting lockdown regulations
By Court reporter | 23rd October 2020
Twenty four people who flouted Covid-19 lockdown regulations in Gloucestershire in the Spring have been ordered to pay almost £5,000 in fines and costs by Cheltenham Magistrates in just one court sitting last weekend.
One offender, Amy-Kate Butler, 19, of Barkers Leys, Bishops Cleeve, was handed a £588 bill for breaching the Coronavirus regulations by leaving her home twice without reasonable excuse, on April 17th and then again on May 10th.
Penalties imposed on the other 23 defendants who faced the court last Saturday (Oct 17) ranged from £72 to £352 each.
William Bellamy, 21, of Great Western Road, Cheltenham, was ordered to pay £254 for being outside his home on April 14th without reasonable excuse.
Stephanie Burford, 35, of Regent St, Gloucester, received a £92 penalty for failing to comply with a reasonable instruction from Pc Alex Beasley to return home on 4th April.
James Cash, 29, of Vervain close, Churchdown, was fined £220 plus a £34 surcharge for being outside his home without good cause on 27th April.
Arthur Granja, 30, of Omdurman st, Swindon, received a £140 penalty for being in Cirencester on May 2nd partipating in a gathering of more than two people in a public place.
Ryan Grist, 35, of Sherwood rd, Tetbury, was handed a £352 bill for being in Stroud without good reason on 26th April.
Hannah Hargreaves, 23, of Plungington rd, Preston, Lancs, was found in Standish, nr Stroud, on 26th April - 163 miles from home. She received a penalty totalling £254.
Mark Long, 35, of Clarence st, Gloucester, who was in Cheltenham on 6th April, was fined £60 and ordered to pay a £32 surcharge.
Jamie McShane, 24, of Caernarvon close, Cheltenham, was ordered to pay £117 for breaching the regulations by being outside his home on 14th April.
Jack Medus, 28, of Bath rd, Cheltenham, was away from his home without good excuse on 7th May. He was handed a fine and surcharge totalling £254.
Romanian national Pompei Miclea, 29, of Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough, was in Cheltenham on 19th April. He was also ordered to pay a total of £254.
Ben Pass, 42, of Elmfield Ave, Cheltenham, was outside his home on 26th April and was fined £60 and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge.
For leaving his home on a number of occasions between 31st March and 9th April, Nicholas Potter, 63, of Matson Lane, Gloucester received a £92 penalty.
Lauchlan Pritchard, 21, of Pennine rd, Cheltenham, was ordered to pay £254 for being outside his home on 27th April.
Darren Roberts, 33, of Sycamore rd, Partington, Manchester, was ordered to pay £252 for being in Gloucester, 134 miles from home, on 5th April.
Craig Robson, 49, of Honyatt rd, Gloucester, received a £252 penalty for being away from his address without good reason on 13th April.
Ricky Sallis, 41, of Cotteswold rd, Tewkesbury, failed to comply with an instruction from a police community support officer to return home on 21st April. He was ordered to pay £94.
Kesel Slavomir, 20, of Regent st, Gloucester, who was away from his address on 21st April received a fine and surcharge totalling £254.
Andrew Snee, 49, of Old Bath rd, Cheltenham, failed to comply with an instruction from Pc Rachel Maybery on 16th April to stop entertaining friends at his home. The penalty imposed on him was £94.
Nicolaj Sobczak, 49, of Vittoria Walk, Cheltenham, was ordered to pay £92 for disobeying an instruction by Pc Kenneth Gorton to remain at home on 9th April. He stated to the officer that he 'didn't care and was bored at home.'
Ryan Thomas, 31, of Oak Leaze, Patchway, Bristol, received a £254 penalty for being in Cheltenham, 36 miles away from home, on 24th April.
Kane Townsend, 19, of Camberwell rd, Hesters Way, Cheltenham, was ordered to pay £254 for being away from his home on 7th May.
Jack Troth, 23, of Albert rd, Evesham, was in Cirencester on 12th April without reasonable excuse. He was ordered to pay £72.
Finally, Emily Woodhouse, 26, of Sycamore rd, Partington, Manchester, was in Gloucester on 5th May. She was ordered to pay £252.
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