2 men from Portsmouth have been charged with breaching COVID restrictions after being caught drinking in The Man in the Moon pub in Newport back in December.
Caleb Clarkson, 18, of Cottage Grove in Southsea and Archie Tanner, 18, of Normandy Road in Hilsea will both appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday) charged with being a person living in a Tier 2 area participating in an indoor gathering of 2 or more persons outside the area.
It’s said that on 5th December, both Clarkson and Tanner were found to be drinking in Wetherspoons on St James’ Street. This was against the Health Protection Regulations 2020.
The restrictions at the time meant those living in Tier 2 areas couldn’t travel to the Isle of Wight, which was Tier 1.
Archie Tanner is also accused of resisting a constable in the execution of their duty, whilst Caleb Clarkson is accused of assaulting an emergency worker, namely the same Police officer.
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