LOVE Island star Zara Holland was arrested as she “tried to flee” Barbados with boyfriend Elliott Love after he examined constructive for Covid-19.
Caribbean cops swooped on ex-beauty queen Zara, 25, and her fella as they allegedly tried to board a airplane dwelling to keep away from being admitted to a quarantine facility.
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Zara Holland was arrested as she ‘tried to flee’ Barbados with boyfriend Elliott LoveCredit score: Natasha Worby
Elliott examined constructive for Covid earlier than making an attempt to board a airplane dwelling
The holidaying couple, who had deliberate to have a good time New 12 months on the paradise isle, have been held on suspicion of flouting strict coronavirus rules.
They may now face prison costs together with endangering the lives of others, an £18,000 high-quality every and a 12 months in jail.
Former Miss Nice Britain Zara and self-employed Elliott, 30, have been swabbed once they arrived in Barbados on Sunday afternoon and ordered to isolate of their lodge room to await the outcomes.
When Elliott’s check got here again constructive on Tuesday, the pair got purple id wristbands and instructed they might be taken to the island’s Paragon Navy Base, which has been was a coronavirus quarantine centre.
The couple have visited the island earlier than, pictured there in 2017Credit score: The Mega Company
Zara appeared on the second collection of Love IslandCredit score: ITV 2
However earlier than hazmat-suited well being officers arrived to gather them, Zara and Elliott allegedly reduce off their wristbands, booked a flight and fled to the airport in a cab.
A member of workers at their lodge, the £300-a-night seashore entrance Sugar Bay resort, is claimed to have discovered the severed bands and known as police — who swooped on the couple going via safety.
Elliott and Zara, who now runs a trend boutique together with her mum Cheryl, have been final evening being held on a Covid ward on the St Lucy Hospital in northern Barbados.
The couple have visited the island earlier than and have been pictured there in 2017.
The pair stayed on the £300-a-night seashore entrance Sugar Bay resortCredit score: Splash Information
The sweetness was named Miss Nice Britain Credit score: Rex Options
Island chief medical officer Dr Kenneth George mentioned a number of British vacationers have flouted the island’s Covid-19 guidelines.
He mentioned: “There are three vacationers who’re of particular curiosity. Two are in quarantine and one in police custody. Two have been apprehended on the airport. It is a police matter and I belief that the suitable proof shall be submitted.”
A spokesman for the nation’s Ministry of Well being and Wellness added: “Now we have had a number of verified complaints of breaches of Covid-19 protocols with respect to guests in quarantine.
“Police have held for questioning no less than three vacationers in relation to alleged breaches.
“These guidelines and rules have been put in place to guard staff within the lodge sector, and the remainder of the nation.
“We are going to take agency motion towards any people who breach protocols.”
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