2 MEN FROM POMPEY CHARGED WITH BREACHING COVID RESTRICTIONS AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN PUB

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.

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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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plato
plato
1 year ago

Covidiots. Jail time hopefully. Wont hold my breath tho.

Old bean
Old bean
Reply to  plato
1 year ago

Jail is brilliant idea I feel £80 fine they will get

Old Mike
Old Mike
1 year ago

Make them clean the Police Station’s windows every Saturday for a year. That was the sort of punishment meted out for low-level ‘crime’ when I was in the RAF.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Old Mike
1 year ago

Time for national service. Army are good at teaching respect. Someone has to do it, they are not getting taught it by their parents.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

That would also help with the unemployment situation. If I were of the right age I’d be there “like a shot” (no pun intended)!

Fedup
Fedup
Reply to  Old Mike
1 year ago

Speak from experience then?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Old Mike
1 year ago

I got extra guard duty and key orderly duties. I redeemed myself and got a medal for being First in the NAAFI queue.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 year ago

Why is this the only conviction, there were loads from Portsmouth over here ??

plato
plato
Reply to  Jack in the Box
1 year ago

Whoa tiger. They haven’t been convicted yet, only charged.

Merp
Merp
Reply to  Jack in the Box
1 year ago

Yes, but most of them were drinking in Ryde where we were experiencing a pre-christmas policeman famine.

Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis
1 year ago

What was done about all the others who illegally travelled to the Island?
Not a lot by the looks of it!

Steve bahama
Steve bahama
1 year ago

Yet the ferries are bringing holiday makers over everyday including caravans

Charlie 78
Charlie 78
Reply to  Steve bahama
1 year ago

Unfortunately ferry companies have no leagully power to stop anyone travelling from were they want as yes I was also one of many who at first felt disgust at motor homes etc being allowed. Lil bit of information goes long way

Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
1 year ago

Perhaps this is the first of many convictions if the police were active in Cowes during the December influx from Southampton.

Fred
Fred
1 year ago

Two unrelated teen lads , not over here for the Views , suspect up to no good which is why police were involved – maybe only thing to get them on at the time.

 

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