Northampton magistrates hand out more fines over Covid lockdown breaches

Punishments for £200 tickets range from £80 to £440 for illegal get-togethers and no face masks

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 10:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 10:46 am

Magistrates have fined a further 16 people aged between 18 and 32 from in and around Northampton for breaches of coronavirus regulations during lockdowns.

Each had failed to pay £200 fixed penalty notices issued for failing to wear face coverings or meeting up in gatherings of two or more people indoors.

They were all fined between £80 and £440 — plus prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services — at Northampton Magistrates Court last week.

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■ The following cases were heard by Northamptonshire magistrates on October 5.

Elizabeth Edgley, aged 19, of Glade Close, Northampton, took part in a gathering of more than two people outdoors; fined £80, surcharge to fund victim services £34, pay costs of £90 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Ahmed Bashir El Makrhe, aged 22, c/o Hood Street, Northampton, remained in a store / takeaway without wearing a face covering; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Toni Marie Francis, aged 33, of Benjamin Square, Northampton, allowed a member of another household into their home; fined £90, surcharge £34, costs £90.

Thando Gunda, aged 33, of Clipston Field Place, Northampton, left the place you were living during lockdown without reasonable excuse; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Denver Harrold, aged 21, of Spinney Hill Road, Northampton, left the place you were living during lockdown without reasonable excuse; fined £80, surcharge £34, costs £90.

Shane Lewis Hearne, aged 26, of Barrack Road, Northampton, left the place you were living during lockdown without reasonable excuse; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Liam Jack Heasman, aged 24, of Sunderland Street, Northampton, took part in a gathering of two or more people in a private dwelling; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

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Theo Hill, aged 18, of The Old Woodyard, Silverstone, took part in a gathering outdoors of two or more people; fined £293, surcharge £34, costs £90.

Lee Hiskey-King, aged 20, of Norman Road, Northampton, contravened a direction; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Petru Ion, aged 28, of St James Park Road, Northampton, took part in a gathering of more than two people outdoors; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Kostandin Ivanov, aged 32, of Milton Street, Northampton, not wearing a face covering; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Muna Kanyama, aged 25, of Southampton Road, Northampton, took part in a gathering of two or more people in a private dwelling; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Harry Keenan, aged 19, River View, Northampton, took part in a gathering with more than two people indoors; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Sarang Syam Kochuveettil, aged 26, of Norfolk Street, Northampton, took part in a gathering of two or more people in a private dwelling; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Tyreece Lamely-Wright, aged 19, of Queen Eleanor Road, Northampton, took part in a gathering of two or more people indoors; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

Sam Linnell, aged 21, of Haselrig Square, Northampton, continued to operate a valeting business during lockdown; fined £440, surcharge £44, costs £90.

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