British citizen violates the closure during a visit to the Isle of Man, despite repeated warnings about the severity of the legislation on the subject • Judge: "Clear message to the general public"
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A British citizen who violated UK isolation orders to eat a hamburger at a McDonalds restaurant was sent to jail for six weeks this week during a storm in the country.
Jake Warring, 20, arrived on the Isle of Man, an island located between Ireland and the United Kingdom, with the special permission of a returning resident to visit his family living there. To the island and the stay on it.
Later, his family members living on the island also warned Jake and told him that he must not leave the isolation ahead of time.
But it turns out that the warnings did not impress the young Jake and two days after arriving on the island, he went with his two friends on a trip to the island that included arriving at a place called Villa Marina, dined his heart out on a hamburger at a McDonalds restaurant and then drove to refuel.
At this point one of the island’s permanent residents complained to the police against Jake and it was arrested.
In court the prosecution claimed that Jake "was fully aware of the provisions of the law and was warned several times so that he could not claim that he did not know what he was doing".
The man for his part claimed that he 'forgot' the rules set by the island council and that he thought the rules in his area of residence within the UK in Liverpool, also apply to the island itself.
These allegations did not impress the original judge who ruled that "the islanders are very lucky and they are coping well with the corona plague because of the strict instructions of distance and protection from the disease. The actions of the defendants posed a real threat to the health Protecting his health. "