Two people were charged with breaching coronavirus regulations back in April after police were called to reports of a man pushing a woman brandishing an axe in a wheelbarrow.
Officers arrested the pair in Aylesbury Street, Swindon, at around 9.45pm on 9 April, two weeks after the UK was plunged into lockdown and people’s movements were restricted.
The woman allegedly involved, 36-year-old Aleksandra Joanna Wojciechowska, of Deacon Road, was charged with possession of an axe in a public place, leaving her address for a non-essential reason – namely to be pushed in a wheelbarrow, and assaulting PC Craig Head.
She’s was also charged with two offences unrelated to the incident in April. She’s accused of sexually assaulting a woman aged over 16 and assaulting a police officer on 23 May.
Ms Wojciechowska is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on 24 September.
The man involved, 42-year-old Michael Lukasz Rajski, of Groundwell Road, admitted one charge of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Taking the guilty plea into account, Rajski was fined £200 and must pay court costs of £117.
Two other charges he faced — possession of an axe in a public place and leaving his address for a non-essential reason – namely to push a female in a wheelbarrow — were dropped.
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