COVID-19: Great Yarmouth man jailed after sticking to vaccination center in Gorleston

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COVID-19: Great Yarmouth man jailed after sticking to vaccination center in Gorleston


A man who closed the lock of a COVID-19 vaccination center has been sentenced to three months in prison.

Hayden Brown injected glue into the keyhole of the door of a Lowestoft Road pharmacy, Gorleston, Norfolk, preventing more than 500 people from receiving their booster shots.

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The 53-year-old from Burgh Road in Grand Yarmouth, was arrested on Tuesday after being identified by secret cameras that had been set up following two previous incidents on November 12 and 20.

Brown admitted criminal damage and pleaded guilty to causing public nuisance in Norwich Magistrates’ Court, Norfolk Police said.

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A total of 504 vulnerable people were prevented from obtaining their COVID recall due to the November 26 incident.

Superintendent Nathan Clark said that “a large number” of those affected were elderly, adding: “This disruption will have caused great anxiety to those who have chosen to be vaccinated and not. [been] be able to attend. “

The defendant also admitted to being in possession of cannabis, which was found at his home following his arrest.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Wednesday.

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