Covid rule-breaker hit with £800 court bill for not wearing a face covering in Northampton barbers

Those caught at Christmas Day and New Year's Eve gatherings also hit in the pocket

Face coverings have been required in all shops since last summer
Face coverings have been required in all shops since last summer

A rash of Covid rule-breakers have been hit with court bills of more than £800.

Offences which landed before Northampton Magistrates Court earlier this month included not wearing face coverings in the Grosvenor Centre, supermarkets, clothes stores, a takeaway and a barbers shop.

Others were fined for participating in indoor gatherings of two or more people — including one on Christmas Day, one on New Year's Eve and one in a vehicle!

Ages of those convicted ranged from 20-year-old who left home without good cause on November 5 — day one of the second national lockdown — to a 62-year-old man who was among six people found together in a Northampton flat on November 11.

All were issued with £200 fixed penalty notices, which would have been reduced to £100 if paid within 28 days.

Instead, most finished up with court bills of £816 with fines, prosecution costs and surcharges to fund victim services. Those convicted include:

Parhad Ahmed, aged 21, of Grove Road, Northampton, entered a barbers' shop without wearing a face covering; fined £120, surcharge £34, costs £90.

Abir Ali, aged 21, of Paddocks Way, Northampton, entered a barbers shop without wearing a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Marissa Bryant, aged 37, of Herbert Street, Northampton, participated in gathering indoors with two or more persons; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Costica Dinca, aged 59, of Tavistock Close, Northampton, entered a supermarket without wearing a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Lukas Fornalczyk, aged 39, of Market Street, Northampton, entered a supermarket without wearing a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Melissa Janes, aged 54, of Pembroke Gardens, Northampton, participated in gathering indoors with two or more persons; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

James Walter Long, aged 62, of Park Drive, Northampton, participated in gathering indoors with two or more persons; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Noman Naeem, aged 26, of Floribunda Drive, Northampton, contravened direction to leave a supermarket when not wearing a face covering; fined £226, surcharge £34, costs £90.

Alexandru Nichiforeac, aged 27, of Poole Street, Northampton, entered Primark without wearing a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Lydia Rosemary Nixon, aged 27, of Eskdale Avenue, Northampton, participated in gathering indoors with two or more persons; fined £180, surcharge £34, costs £90.

James Aaron O’Kane, aged 35, of Warwick Street, Daventry, contravened direction to wear a face covering when entering Aldi; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Dominion Ayomikun Oludayo, aged 20, of Cecil Road, Northampton, left the place you were living without reasonable excuse during the pandemic, fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Nathan Onyango, aged 21, of St Andrews Road, Northampton, contravened direction to wear a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Vasile Pirvu, aged 28, of Primrose Hill, Daventry, contravened direction to wear a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Jakir Uddin, aged 22, of Poole Street, Northampton, remained in a public outdoor place contrary to coronavirus restrictions; fined £660, pay a surcharge £66, costs £90.

Brian Peter Yates, aged 50, Drayton Walk, Northampton, participated in a gathering indoors consisting of two or more people; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Edgar Cjunkis, aged 41, of Hunter Street, Northampton, entered Grosvenor Centre without wearing a face covering; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

James James Dolling, aged 42, of Marburg Street, Northampton, participated in a gathering indoors of two or more people in a Tier Four area; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Benjani Pap, aged 21, of Abington Avenue, Northampton, part of a gathering of two in a vehicle with no reasonable excuse; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.

Manpreet Sodhi, aged 23, of Birchfield Road East, Northampton, participated in a gathering of two or more people in a private dwelling in a Tier Three area; fined £660, surcharge £66, costs £90.