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Scarborough: Three due in court charged under coronavirus laws

Last modified: 23 April 2020 at 02:18pm

Two men and a woman from Scarborough are due to appear in court accused of committing an offence under new legislation brought in because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The incident occurred on the town’s Blenheim Terrace at around 7pm on Wednesday 22 April when police were called to a report of a group of people causing ASB and consuming alcohol.

When officers arrived at the scene, it is understood that some of the group left when directed whilst some refused, and two men and a woman were arrested.

Following questioning in custody, all three were charged with contravening the requirement to not participate in a gathering in public of more than two people during coronavirus emergency period.

The 24 year-old man was also charged with assaulting an emergency worker.

The 29 year-old man was also charged with failing to give officer name and address when believed to have committed ASB, obstructing/resisting arrest and criminal damage.

The 42 year-old woman was also charged with being drunk and disorderly.

They have been released on bail and will appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on 1 June 2020.

North Yorkshire Police reference 12200067303.

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