Woman fined more than £1,700 for breaking lockdown rules

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A woman has been fined more than £1,700 for breaking lockdown regulations

Newport Magistrates’ Court heard that Lauren Williams, 28, of Glan Yr Afon in Rhymney, had “gathered” indoors with a person who is not a member of her household or her carer.

Ms Williams was fined £1,760 by the court for the offence, which took place in the Ty Coch area of Rhymney, Caerphilly on October 4, 2020.

She must also pay £176 for victim services and £85 in costs, bringing the total amount payable to £2,021.

In October 2020, the local authority area of Caerphilly was under local coronavirus restrictions.



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For those areas in Wales in lockdown at the time, government rules stated that people could not meet indoors with other households, extended households were no longer allowed, people could only meet others outdoors and people could not leave their borough council area without a “reasonable excuse.”

For areas not in lockdown, rules stated that people were allowed to meet indoors with others in their extended households only, outdoor gatherings were limited to 30 people, and alcohol could not be bought after 10pm.

For the latest news on lockdown restrictions in Wales, you can read here.



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