Woman, 24, fined over ‘gathering’ held during Covid restrictions

A 24-YEAR-OLD Poole woman has been fined for having a ‘gathering’ while Coronavirus restrictions were in place.

April-Jean Howard, of Parkstone Road, Poole, was charged with hosting a gathering on February 13, 2021 – while the town was in Tier 4 restrictions, which banned group events.

The gathering took place at a private dwelling in Sixpenny Close, Poole.

On Monday (October 2), magistrates in Poole found her guilty of the offence.

Howard was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £40.

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