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Byron COVID man’s son charged over alleged Public Health Order breaches

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Police say a man, presumably the son of another man recently charged, has been charged for breaching the Public Health Order after leaving Sydney and visiting Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Officers from Richmond and Tweed/Byron Police Districts commenced an investigation after receiving reports a man and family members had travelled to Northern NSW in late July.

A 52-year-old Rose Bay man has previously been charged in relation to breaching the Public Health Order; he remains before the courts.

Following further extensive inquiries, about 4.20pm yesterday (Thursday 12 August 2021), Tweed/Byron PD officers issued a 19-year-old man with a Court Attendance Notice for four offences, including:

  • fail to comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19 – individual
  • fail to comply with electronic registration directive – individual (two counts), and
  • not wear fitted face covering in public transport/taxi

Police will allege the 19-year-old Rose Bay man travelled from Sydney to the Byron Bay area in company of the 52-year-old Rose Bay man.

He is due to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 27 September 2021.

Inquiries are ongoing.


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5 COMMENTS

    • How about the businesses in Ballina, Lismore and Richmond Valley LGAs. Strange that Byron is the only town mentioned in the media. There are other places in this world. It is devastating to see what has happened in our local town and at this stage it appears for no reason. No one else has tested positive.

  1. This is The Shire where smart folks come to play & retire. A most easterly monetary to feel at ease & go in peace… That’s why!

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