Seven charged with Covid breach by travelling to Bute

A 90-year-old woman was among those charged with breaching the travel ban.

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Seven people have been charged after allegedly breaching coronavirus restrictions by travelling to the Isle of Bute.

Police say three men and four women – including a 90-year-old – have been charged and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday announced a “strict travel ban” over the festive period – including Christmas Day – with people unable to travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, except for essential reasons.

The majority of Scotland will also be put into a full lockdown for three weeks from Boxing Day amid fears a new variant strain is accelerating the spread of coronavirus.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Monday, December 21, we received a report of a group of people travelling to the Isle of Bute in contravention of alleged breaches under the coronavirus legislation.

“Enquiries were carried out and three men aged 32, 62 and 69 years, and four women aged 21, 29, 60 and 90 have been charged and will be subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal.”