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Man fined for curfew breach

A man who visited a friend during the Government’s previous Stay at Home Order was fined $2,000 yesterday.

Kareem Williams, 23, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to a breach of the previous 8pm to 6am curfew and to visiting another person’s home during the Stay at Home order.

The court heard that police were called to a Southampton home around 9.40pm on April 29 after they received a call about a potential breach of the Covid-19 regulations.

The resident of the house called Williams and another person forward and the two admitted that they did not live at the house.

They were both warned that they could be charged for the breaches.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin fined Williams, from Southampton, $1,000 for each offence and ordered him to pay by August 19.

The other visitor, Imani Byron, was convicted on June 23 of breaching the order and the 8pm to 6am curfew, as well as obstructing police. She was fined $2,500.

The owner of the Southampton home, Kara Lindo, was convicted on June 17 of hosting Williams and Byron and was fined $3,000.

In a separate matter, Williams was ordered to pay an outstanding $250 fine by the end of day yesterday and was given until August 19 to pay an outstanding $1,500 fine.

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