Story by AFP
Canadian police have fined a woman whose dogged determination to dodge a strict new curfew saw her taking a man for a walk — on a leash.
Quebec province has imposed an 8:00 pm curfew in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but residents are allowed to take dogs for walks close to home.
Police in Sherbrooke, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) east of Montreal, on Saturday stopped a woman who was walking with a man on a leash.
When they confronted her, she replied with a straight face “that she was walking her dog.”
Sherbrooke police spokeswoman Isabelle Gendron said police believed the woman was “testing us.”
The woman was fined Can$1,500 (US$1,175), but refused to accept limits on her freedom, telling police she would be back out on the streets every night during the lockdown.
In the same city, a drunk motorist was stopped and fined. He “just wanted to see what it was like to be outside during the curfew,” Gendron said.
A curfew of this scale — province-wide from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am for the next four weeks — has not been seen in Canada since the Spanish flu a century ago.
Across the province, 740 tickets have been issued for curfew violations so far, according to official data.
Female prison guard in UK jailed for affair with Pakistani inmate
Ayesha Gunn, Khuram Razaq, jail, UK
A prison officer, named Ayesha Gunn, in the United Kingdom has been jailed for a year over her relationship with a Pakistani inmate.
Prison guard Ayesha Gunn, 27, was in an affair with 29-year-old inmate Khuram Razaq, and had posted a photo of them kissing in his cell.
She was also accused of bringing mobile, clothes and a smartwatch into the prison for Razaq.
They contacted at least more than 1,200 times via three separate phone numbers.
Gunn was working as a prison officer at the jail when she was arrested in November 2018 on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.
The couple swapped adult videos and inappropriate pictures.
Razaq who was serving a sentence of 10 years, for conspiracy to rob, also charged for holding illegal items – provided by the MHP prison officer.
It all started when colleagues of the charged prison officers noticed that Gunn spent a lot of time with Razaq and went in his cell for long periods.
The suspicious activities led to an internal investigation and upon his in-cell official phone examination, their secret affair was exposed.