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More than 70 jailed for Covid offences since March 2020

Figures published in response to Freedom of Information request

More than 70 people have been jailed for breaching Covid rules on the Isle of Man since the start of the outbreak.

A Freedom of Information request shows there have been in excess of 200 arrests since restrictions were introduced in March last year.

The figures show 71 individuals have received custodial sentences between March 2020 and last month.

There were also 37 fixed penalty notices between last March and March this year.

In the 12 months up to March 2021, there were 215 arrests for Covid-19 offences, including 35 under the age of 18.

However, the Department of Home Affairs said it wasn't able to provide details of any custodial sentences for juveniles.

It also reported that it doesn't hold data on arrests from 1 April to 27 July this year.

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