EXCLUSIVE: Zara Holland’s boyfriend Elliott Love arrives at court in Barbados to face charges he broke island’s Covid laws – hours after SHE flew home, leaving him facing prosecution
- Zara Holland flew out of Barbados on Wednesday night after court appearance
- She escaped jail and was handed a £4,500 fine for breaking island’s Covid laws
- The 25-year-old kept a low profile as she caught a Virgin flight to Manchester
Zara Holland’s boyfriend Elliott Love has arrived at court in Barbados today to answer charges that he endangered hundreds of lives by breaking the island’s Covid laws.
Wearing tan chinos, a dark blue shirt, a blue surgical mask and with his eyes hidden behind sunglasses, Mr Love walked into the district ‘D’ court house shortly before 11am local time.
He will appear before Magistrate Ian Weekes, who is known for his tough stance against Covid rule breakers.
It is the same court where his girlfriend Zara was spared jail, but ordered to pay a £4,500 fine.
Zara Holland’s boyfriend Elliott Love was pictured today arriving at court in Barbados to face charges he broke the island’s strict Covid laws
Mr Love (left) wore tan chinos, a dark blue shirt, a blue surgical mask and sunglasses to the hearing. Hew was also seen yesterday (right) at Hastings Police Station where he was quizzed
Mr Love was held in the mosquito-ridden Paragon Isolation Centre (above) where he was kept since his arrest on December 29. He was released yesterday after testing negative for the virus
He was released from the medical facility just hours after his girlfriend Miss Holland, 25, jetted back to Britain. She was pictured at Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday night
Mr Love and Miss Holland (pictured together before their holiday) were arrested after they tried to fly home following an order to quarantine in their hotel room when he tested positive
The pair were arrested trying to flee Barbados on the 29th December, just two days after their arrival for a New Year holiday, when he tested positive for the virus.
Miss Holland escaped jail but was fined £4,417 after she pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 quarantine in court on Wednesday. She flew back to Britain hours later.
The Love Island star was pictured standing in the dock in court in Barbados where she pleaded guilty to breaking their Covid rules
Mr Love, who faces the same charge, is expected to receive a harsher sentence due to the more serious nature of his law-breaking – endangering the lives of citizens of Barbados and tourists alike by breaching quarantine and trying to board a passenger jet.
The young couple remained in constant contact throughout their ordeal, speaking on the phone and exchange messages.
Mr Love was spotted at Hastings Police Station yesterday wearing stripy shorts, a white shirt, a cap and a protective face mask.
Just 24 hours earlier his girlfriend jetted out of Barbados after her fine was paid to the court.
She was seen sitting alone before boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight to Manchester at the Grantley Adams International Airport, the same airport where she and Mr Love, 30, had been arrested.
Dressed in black leggings and top and white trainers, with her long blonde hair loose, she wore a mask as she kept far apart from the other passengers in the departure lounge.
Miss Holland had pleaded guilty to leaving her hotel while she was under quarantine and was ordered to pay a fine of £4,500. After the fine was paid, the Love Island star was free to leave
Miss Holland (pictured in Barbados in 2019), of North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, had been staying at the £350-a-night Hilton Hotel where she had to isolate until her court appearance
One fellow traveller said: ‘She was sitting well away from everyone else and trying to keep a very low profile. To say she looked sheepish is an understatement.
Meanwhile a family friend opened up to MailOnline about the couple’s situation, saying: ‘Zara and Elliott have been able to stay in touch with each other throughout this nightmare.’
‘They have been speaking on the phone and sending text messages. They are both very upset about what happened.’