A woman from High Wycombe and two men from Burnham and Aylesbury have been fined hundreds of pounds after they broke lockdown rules on a boat.

Coronavirus is on the rise in Bucks once again, with 450 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed on Tuesday.

With the emergence of the Omicron variant seeing a new wave of infections in the area, new rules on facemasks have been introduced, and potential rules on working from home have also been touted.

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As the risk of infection grows again, it makes it even more crucial for the public to follow the rules and keep the community safe.

The three offenders appeared in court in London in October after they were all caught breaching the Tier 4 lockdown rules near the start of 2021.

Ruby Sullivan, 22, of West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe was fined £588 and ordered to pay £159 in costs after she breached the Tier 4 lockdown restrictions.

On January 31, Sullivan took part in a gathering of two or more people in a boat on the Grand Union Canal in London – breaching the lockdown rules.

Sullivan pleaded guilty to the offence at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on October 30.

Alexander Rees, 24, of Bramley Road, Aylesbury, was fined £200 and had to pay £34 costs after he admitted breaking the rules at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on October 27.

The court heard how on January 31, Rees was involved in a gathering with two or more people on a boat on the Grand Union Canal in London, breaching the Tier 4 lockdown rules.

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Gradie Boyce, 23, of Clonmel Way in Burnham, was fined £605 and told to pay £161 costs for breaching the lockdown restrictions on January 31.

Boyce pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on October 30.

The court heard how Boyce had also been at a gathering on a boat on the Grand Union Canal in London on the same day as the other two.

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