A 41-year-old woman in Guernsey has become the first person to be sentenced for aiding and abetting a covid crime after encouraging her French partner to visit the island and breach quarantine.
Cedrick Louedec (51) and Margaret Van Den Heever (41) appeared before Guernsey's Magistrate's Court yesterday, with each receiving a £5,000 fine.
Louedec travelled to Guernsey from France on 11 August and was required to self-isolate for 14-days. Louedec had a translator in Court and reportedly did not speak English or understand the rules.
He had been encouraged by Van den Heever, a Guernsey resident, to go out that same day and again the next morning, when they are reported to have travelled on a public bus service.
Louedec was fined £5,000 combined for the two breaches. He has to pay £2,000 towards that before being released from custody.
Two people were sentenced in Court this morning in respect of breaching self-isolation. One person was fined a total of £5,000 for breaching their self-isolation requirement. pic.twitter.com/LF3AiiBHAI— Guernsey Police (@GuernseyPolice) August 24, 2021
Pictured: The Guernsey Border Agency continues to carry out checks of people in mandatory self-isolation.
Van den Heever was fined £5,000, to be paid in full before her release.
She was also hit with a six-week suspended prison sentence.
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