A North Wales police officer, Mark Lee 43 is set to lose his job after walking in Snowdonia some 20 miles from his home – while Wales was in lockdown; he had gone for a walk with his partner and her autistic child.
He pleaded guilty to being away from his home which was then in Colwyn Bay without reasonable excuse while the country was under alert level 4 Coronavirus restrictions on December 29th last year.
In any event ignorance of the law is no defence, his solicitor told the court Mark Lee had his own mental health issues and had been fighting his demons at the time of the offence, a lot of police officers say this when they’re caught out!
Now let’s have a look at big Mark in action:
Did you hear what Mark said in his video?
“I got out of my car, I was wearing a police vest, I had my Tazer, my radio and my spray everything was on show so I shouted STOP POLICE! Mark quite rightly exercising the law.
When he goes for a walk-up Snowdon with his partner and her autistic child and then get stopped for breaching Covid rules, why mention in court that the child is autistic and then says he has mental health issues, it seems he has selective memory to suit himself, officers are supposed to enforce the law not break it.
This is a minor offence, but what we don’t know is has he got any markers against him; he has been on the sick for a while with mental health issues maybe a dismissal will be for the best.
Members of the public, if me or you get stopped for a minor offence doing 38 mph in a 30 zone, we get a fine and 3 points, the officer wouldn’t say I will turn a blind eye!!?
JFT97 – YNWA