They are the ‘covidiots’ who imagine the rules do not apply to them.
Mindless rulebreakers who’ve flouted the rules designed to maintain us as secure as potential from the killer virus.
And time after time, they have been caught pink-handed.
Some have been combating, others flouting orders to quarantine or self-isolate.
And their daft actions have completed little to cease our area’s sky-excessive an infection price.
It has left the North East teetering on the brink of being plunged into Tier 3 restrictions – which might imply pubs closed and in a single day stays banned.
While politicians managed to safe a one week reprieve, the Government say there should be an enchancment – in any other case harder rules will doubtless observe.
And these are just a few of those that ought to cling their head in disgrace ought to that occur.
It was dubbed a “prime instance of why a second lockdown will occur”.
And footage shot this week confirmed dozens of revellers pouring out of Greys Court as they hugged and danced on the street.
Some within the clip have been seen leaping and waving their cellphones within the air because the 10pm curfew approached on Tuesday night.
The lane the place the scenes have been captured results in Greys Club, which reopened for “socially distanced occasions” on the finish of August.
Bosses claimed the group might have been huddling collectively to keep away from the rain, however on ChronicleLive, the group have been dubbed “brainless” by one reader.
The buying journey
As buying journeys go, it was fairly expensive.
But that was the value one rulebreaker needed to pay after she was caught hitting the excessive road – when she ought to have been quarantining following a vacation.
Northumbria Police fined the girl £1,000, the identical punishment it imposed on a completely different lady who did not self-isolate regardless of testing optimistic.
Speaking of the fines, Assistant Chief Constable Scott Hall stated: “There are nonetheless people who assume it’s acceptable to breach the rules imposed on us all.”
The 500 ‘covidiots’
Northumbria Police revealed lately how officers had been known as out to over 500 incidents of alleged rule-breaking in simply a fortnight.
Almost a third of the 503 incidents resulted in a nice for the perpetrator, with police admitting there had been a “important enhance” within the quantity of fines in comparison with earlier on in lockdown.
It was half of a “extra strong method to enforcement exercise” applied by the pressure in current weeks.
It arguably does not get far more thoughts-boggling than this.
However, a celebration appeared to have been thrown in Jesmond – regardless of one visitor knowingly having Covid-19.
People have been heard shouting “pleased birthday”, and one particular person appeared to inform company to come back in “at your personal threat”
Guests have been noticed fleeing out the again door as police arrived.
Around 150 youngsters descended on the Town Moor again in June for an unlawful lockdown rave.
Police have been known as to interrupt up what it known as a “fully unacceptable” bash.
However, as a result of rules on the time, organisers escaped with a dressing down.
Under legal guidelines launched since, they might have confronted a £10,000 nice.
An enormous crowd flouted lockdown rules to look at an “organised” battle close to a Newcastle pub.
Shocking footage confirmed two males carrying boxing gloves combating in entrance of dozens of screaming spectators in Walker.
The battle was streamed on Facebook Live, with footage exhibiting a boxer knock his foe right down to the bottom close to The Crockets Hotel..
Both the gang and the combatants flout social distancing rules throughout what officers suspect was an “organised” battle.
Northumbria Police obtained a number of calls concerning the battle and officers launched an investigation.
However, no motion was in the end taken.
Captured on digicam, surfers have been noticed flouting the keep at residence rules and risking their lives by taking to the waves at Tynemouth.
Over the Easter weekend, the nice climate introduced out the surfers regardless of the coronovirus lockdown.
Northumbria Police turned up as they pushed out the message to steer clear of the seaside.
Northumberland worm diggers
Two males from Newcastle flouted lockdown rules – to dig for worms on a Northumberland seaside.
The pair have been stated to have made the “definitely non-important” 100 mile spherical journey to the Emblestones at Low Newton.
Teams from coastguard rescue groups from Howick, Humber and Seahouses have been deployed after torch lights have been seen on the rocks.
On arrival, the rescuers found “two males who have been digging for worms throughout the low water interval”.
Both males have been cautioned and “acceptable fines” issued.
Councils hit barbers in Sunderland and Durham with warnings after allegedly providing haircuts – regardless of being banned from doing so.
A warning to cease chopping individuals’s overgrown locks was issued after Durham County Council obtained “neighborhood intelligence” that somebody was giving haircuts from a home in Murton.
Barbers and hairdressers have been closed since Prime Minister Boris Johnson despatched Britain into lockdown again in March to assist cease the unfold of coronavirus.
A Freedom of Information request revealed that a written warning was despatched to a personal tackle at Station Estate South, in Murton, requesting it stops chopping hair.
It is known officers at Durham Constabulary have been even concerned within the discussions over what motion could be taken earlier than the warning was despatched on April 27.