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Woman who stopped for petrol jailed for breaking strict Isle of Man coronavirus rules

Amie Murphy, 36, failed to go straight home to self isolate when she stopped to buy petrol on her way home from a trip to the UK

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A woman who stopped for petrol on her way home to the Isle of Man was jailed for breaking its strict coronavirus laws.

Amie Murphy, 36, failed to go straight home to self isolate from a trip to the UK when her fuel warning light came on in her car.

The carer, from Ramsey, arrived back on the island on the Ben-My-Chree ferry shortly after 5am on September 18.

A staff member helped Amie complete a landing card and explained the self isolation rules which she agreed to.

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But she stopped for petrol at a station in Laxey after she left the ferry port and her fuel warning light came on in her car, a court heard.

Murphy told the assistant she had “just got off the boat” and he opened the forecourt early for her.

She was reported to police after he told his manager about the events later that morning.

Magistrates heard Murphy is a live-in carer for a man in his 80s who was travelling with her at the time.

When police called at her home, she became aggressive and swore at officers, the court heard.

She said she was running out of petrol and told police: “What else was I supposed to do?”

Her defence said she had been in a “tired state” and had…

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