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Liverpool man fined for 4×4 journey to Wales during emergency period

A 31-year-old man from Liverpool has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £811 for travelling in a 4×4 to Wales during the emergency period.

The court heard that on 02.05.202 David Flanagan of 72 Becket Street, Liverpool, without reasonable excuse, during the emergency period, left or remained away from the place where he was living and that police were notified that a group of vehicles had travelled fro the Liverpool area to Mid Wales for the day and that there had been a number of complaints regarding them.

The court heard that the vehicles were stopped and that there were a number of 4 X 4 vehicles.

Flanagan was a passenger in the vehicle some two hours travelling distance from his home address. Contrary to regulations 8(1) and 12(1)(b) & (4) of the Health Protection
(Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

The verdict was recorded as: Proved Single Justice Procedure.

Flanagan was fined £660.00 and ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £66.00. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85.

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