A BOURNEMOUTH woman has been handed a hefty financial bill by the courts for falling foul of coronavirus lockdown rules.

Avalon Ivory Ann Barr was alleged to have committed the breach by taking part in a gathering at a private dwelling in Poole which consisted of two or more people on February 6.

Barr, aged 31 and of Westby Road, Bournemouth, was convicted under the single justice procedure process at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on October 22.

A magistrate issued her with a £1,760 fine. An order was also made for the defendant, who was not present in court, to pay £90 court costs and a £176 surcharge.