First NI prosecution for breaking Covid rules is in North-West

Sun, 04/10/2020 - 12:31 -- Editor

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with offences in relation to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020.

The offences are Contravening Prohibition Notice and Contravention of a requirement under regulation 3, 4, 6 or 7.

The woman is due to appear before Londonderry Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Monday, 5th October). As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. The woman is the first person in Northern Ireland to be charged with these specific offences in relation to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020 since they came into effect earlier this year.

The charges relate to offences committed in Strabane. 

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with offences in relation to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020. 

The offences are Contravening Prohibition Notice and Contravention of a requirement under regulation 3, 4, 6 or 7.

The woman is due to appear before Londonderry Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Monday, 5th October). As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. 

Guidance: This is the first person in Northern Ireland to be charged with these specific offences in relation to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020 since they came into effect earlier this year. The charges relate to offences committed in Strabane.