Mum fined £834 for breaking lockdown rules by babysitting kid in her bubble – just days before Downing Street Xmas party

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Elizabeth MacKenzie was fined £834 fine for babysitting the children in her bubble

A MUM was fined £834 for breaking lockdown rules after she babysat a toddler in her bubble – just days before Downing Street’s Christmas party.

Elizabeth MacKenzie, 47, and her 13-year-old daughter Angel had bubbled up with pal Petra, 36, and her daughter Kacie, 12, to assist one another in the course of the lockdown final yr.

Elizabeth MacKenzie was fined £834 tremendous for babysitting the kids in her bubbleCredit: SWNS
Elizabeth MacKenzie and her daughter Angel
Elizabeth MacKenzie and her daughter AngelCredit: SWNS

Kacie had stayed the night time at Elizabeth’s on what just so occurred to be Angel’s thirteenth birthday, as a part of common childcare preparations.

Another 13-year-old lady, who was formally residing with the MacKenzie household whereas her single dad recovered from a damaged again, was additionally there on the time.

But after an obvious tip off they have been having a party, cops turned up on Elizabeth’s doorstep.

They discovered the women watching a movie whereas ingesting scorching candies and accused Elizabeth of facilitating a gathering of two or extra individuals in a non-public dwelling.

The night occurred just two weeks before Downing Street’s alleged Christmas gathering, stated to have concerned 50 staff breaking rules to party.

But Elizabeth, from Preston, Lancs., was hauled in entrance of magistrates final week and slapped with with an £834 tremendous.

“It makes me angry,” the fuming mum stated.

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“I get fined for looking after a child and made a fool out of by a police officer whilst Boris sips wine and parties – how is that fair?

“I only had the kids who lived with me at home plus one other child whose family I was in a bubble with.”

“All the girls did was do their homework, practice some TikTok dances, watched ‘White Chicks’ with hot chocolates and then upstairs for face masks in their pyjamas – hardly a party.”

Mums Elizabeth and Petra are each stay-at-home carers and have been taking it in turns to babysit one another’s daughters on the weekends.

But Elizabeth, who cares for her disabled daughter Kayleigh, 26, will now see £20 a month disappear from her checking account to repay the mega tremendous.

Of the second cops swopped in, Elizabeth stated: “A male police officer stated we could not have a bubble in Tier Three after which caught his foot in the door, saying he was coming in to examine while I used to be explaining the state of affairs to his feminine colleague.

All the women did was do their homework, observe some TikTok dances, watched ‘White Chicks’ with scorching candies after which upstairs for face masks in their pyjamas – hardly a party.

Elizabeth MacKenzie

“That aggravated me so I stated no means was he coming in like that however the different cops may.

“The feminine police officer stated if I despatched Kacie residence, then I might just get a warning, so I phoned Kacie’s mum to clarify what occurred and my brother took her residence – I needed to get her dressed at 11:30pm out of her pyjamas.

“With Kacie gone, the male police officer then told me he didn’t like my attitude, to which I said I didn’t like his, and then he pulled out his iPad thing and said he’s fining me.”

Appearing at Lancashire Magistrates Court on December 2 this yr, Elizabeth was discovered responsible of collaborating in the gathering of two or extra individuals in a non-public dwelling in a Tier Three space.

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The courtroom dominated the one mum had breached lockdown rules by having the opposite lady beneath her care whereas in a bubble with Kacie’s household.

Elizabeth stated the tremendous has now tipped her overbudget, forcing her to look for debt consolidation options.

The night time in query was just 13 days before 50 authorities workers had an alleged party on December 18.

Today, Boris Johnson issued a grovelling apology over bombshell footage of senior No10 employees joking about holding the lockdown-busting bash.

The PM has now ordered an investigation by civil service chief, Sir Simon Case, into precisely what occurred and promised handy over any data over to the cops if requested.

Elizabeth stated: “I was made to feel like I put people’s lives at risk which made me cry, so yes, I’m so angry at the system, I’m angry at Boris, I’m angry at the police and magistrates but mostly I’m hurt because of how low they made me feel.”

Her daughter's birthday fell on one of her turns to babysit
Her daughter’s birthday fell on certainly one of her turns to babysitCredit: SWNS
Elizabeth MacKenzie's daughter Angel (left) and her friend on the evening in question
Elizabeth MacKenzie’s daughter Angel (left) and her pal on the night in queryCredit: SWNS

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