From lockdown to locked up, five-time State of Alarm offender on Spain's Costa Blanca gets three months in jail

THREE MONTHS: Repeat offender in Valencia left home five times "without justification". CREDIT: Flickr

A LOCKDOWN rebel who was stopped five times in two weeks, ‘nipping out to get bread’ during the early hours of the morning in Valencia, has been jailed for three months.

On the last occasion, the Italian offender told police that he was just popping out to buy bread at a petrol station at 2.30am.
Officers weren’t convinced this was a justifiable reason to leave the house, particularly as it was the fifth time in a fortnight he had violated Covid-19 restrictions.
He began his sentence at Picassent prison on Sunday, April 5, for “being on the streets without justification.”
Police are reminding the public, the State of Alarm measures prohibit leaving home confinement except for urgent reasons, such as: buying food, medication or tobacco, going to or from work, to care for an elderly person, a minor, or a person with some kind of vulnerability. And you must always carry documentation.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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