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Sydney man, woman who travelled to Hunter among PHO breaches

A man and woman from Sydney’s east who travelled to the Upper Hunter for a sporting event are among those issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for alleged breaches of the Public Health Order in the past 24 hours.

About 3.20pm on Saturday 26 June, officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended a pony club on Bell Street, Denman, following a Crime Stoppers report by a member of the public about three people from Sydney who were at a horse trial.

Police located a 56-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl in the carpark who were not wearing face masks.

Inquiries revealed the man and girl, from Paddington, and the woman, from Maroubra, had travelled to Denman in breach of the stay-at-home order issued for Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick and City of Sydney Local Government Areas at the time.

The man and woman were each issued a $1000 PIN for travel from Metropolitan Sydney area to NSW outside area and a $200 infringement for failing to wear a fitted face covering.

The girl was issued a warning.

In total, police issued seven $1000 PINs yesterday and a further eight $200 infringements for failing to wear a fitted face covering.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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