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SNP MP Margaret Ferrier – set to face trial for breaking Scotland’s Covid rules – pushes cameraman

Scottish MP Margaret Ferrier, 61, pushes cameraman as she leaves court docket after studying she is going to face trial in August accused of travelling between Glasgow and London with Covid-19 signs

  • Margaret Ferrier allegedly uncovered individuals to ‘danger of an infection, sickness and demise’
  • Ferrier denied the cost when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court at present 
  • It is claimed she took a prepare from London again to Glasgow after testing optimistic  
  • Outside court docket she was filmed delivering a delicate slap to a cameraman’s arm 








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An MP was filmed pushing a cameraman outdoors court docket – the place she was accused of placing individuals in danger by travelling between Glasgow and London with Covid signs.

Margaret Ferrier, 61, is accused of wilfully exposing individuals ‘to the danger of an infection, sickness and demise’ by visiting varied locations within the Glasgow space and London, having been instructed to self-isolate in late September 2020. 

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She allegedly travelled to Westminster whereas awaiting a Covid take a look at, spoke within the House of Commons after which returned to Glasgow by prepare after her take a look at got here again optimistic. 

Ferrier, who had the SNP whip eliminated after the allegations emerged however stays the impartial MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, pleaded not responsible to the cost when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court at present.

A video clip of her leaving the court docket, uploaded to Twitter by Radio Clyde News, reveals a cameraman speeding in entrance of the MP to get footage of her. 

Ferrier, who was sporting a face masks and holding an umbrella, may be seen slapping the cameraman’s arm with the again of her left hand as she walks previous him. 

Ferrier, who was wearing a face mask and holding an umbrella, can be seen slapping the cameraman's arm with the back of her left hand as she walks past him

Ferrier, who was sporting a face masks and holding an umbrella, may be seen slapping the cameraman’s arm with the again of her left hand as she walks previous him

Margaret Ferrier MP seen here speaking in the Common in September 2020

Margaret Ferrier MP seen right here talking within the Common in September 2020

Prosecutors declare that having booked a take a look at for Covid-19, Ferrier ‘culpably and recklessly’ put individuals in danger by visiting a number of locations.

These are stated to embody the Lifestyle Leisure Centre, Vanilla Salon and Sweet P Boutique in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, St Mungo’s Church in Glasgow and Vic’s Bar in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.

Ferrier is alleged to have taken a taxi from Cambuslang to Glasgow Central Station, a prepare from Glasgow Central to London Euston and again, and visited the Houses of Parliament in London, together with different locations unknown to prosecutors.

File photo: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Margaret Ferrier

File picture: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Margaret Ferrier

It is alleged that having booked a take a look at for Covid-19, stating within the reserving utility that she had signs of the illness, and having been instructed to self-isolate, she put individuals in danger between September 26 and 29, 2020 by travelling all through Glasgow and the encompassing areas, and travelling between Glasgow and London and again.

The trial will happen in August and is anticipated to take round 5 days.

Fiscal depute Mark Allan stated: ‘There can be just a few police witnesses however the majority of the case can be taken up with civilian witnesses.

‘There are additionally plenty of civilian witnesses with important commitments to Parliament which would require to be labored round.’

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC set a trial date for August 15, with a pre-trial listening to to happen on June 14. 

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