A CUMBRIAN court has handed down some hefty penalties to people convicted of breaching national coronavirus rules.

The latest cases dealt with at Carlisle's Rickergate court include the following:

* Naomi Chikoto, 44, of The Bush, Main Street, Cockermouth: Fined £1,000 for failing to close before 10pm on October 2. She admitted the offence.

* Gary David Small, 35, of Aglionby Street, Carlisle: Fined £1,199, flouted travel restrictions by taking a taxi to Kingswater Close, Brampton, on November 14.

* John William Stewart, 22, of Thacka Lane, Penrith, breached the Covid rules by going to Botchergate, Carlisle, on November 21. He was fined £1,100.

* Nathan Whitehead, 26, of Kirkland Fold, Wigton: Fined £1,100 for being in Flimby on November 8 against regulations.

* A man and a woman from Kirkbride are facing prosecution over an allegation that they failed to go directly to their home and self-isolate after returning to England from Spain on October 2. Both Irene Elizabeth Cowley, 69, and Martin Lewis Cowley deny the offence.

Magistrates adjourned their cases until March 31 so police inquiries can be completed.

The other cases dealt with by the court were:

* David Jackson Mackie, 44, of Winton Crescent, Glasgow: Fined £1,760 for participating in an illegal indoor gathering in Carlisle on October 31 in breach of regulations.

* David Patton, 51, of Yard 7, Highgate, Kendal: Fined £1,760 for being in Barbon village in South Cumbria - away from his home in defiance of the Covid regulations.

* Max Douglas, 27, of Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness: Fined £200 for illegally being outside the place where he lives - at The Bake House, St Luke's Avenue, Barrow at 11pm on November 13.