Love Island’s Zara Holland arrives at court charged with breaching Covid laws
Love Island star Zara Holland has been pictured arriving at court in Barbados, where she is awaiting trial.
The former Miss Great Britain, 25, was summoned to District A magistrates' court after allegedly attempting to flee Barbados with her boyfriend after he tested positive for Covid.
If found guilty, the one-time Miss Great Britain could face up to one year in jail, as well as a fine of thousands of pounds.
Seen opening the door to a car, Holland wore a blue face mask and smart black dress, leaving the Hilton hotel in which she had been staying.
Holland was later pictured arriving at court in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Ascending the steps of the courthouse, Holland looked ahead as she walked with her lawyer by her side.
Both Holland and her boyfriend Elliot Love, 30, were swabbed upon arrival in Barbados on December 27, and were instructed to isolate at the nearby Sugar Bay hotel.
However, when Love received a positive coronavirus test result, the pair allegedly tried to flee the country, heading to the airport.
Police officials at the Grantley Adams International Airport intercepted the couple, who had reportedly been attempting to travel home to the UK.
Love was subsequently taken to a coronavirus quarantine facility, at the island’s Paragon military base.
Holland has been isolating in a Hilton hotel and awaiting her court appearance.
It is not clear whether her partner, Love, will also face charges.
Holland previously issued a statement to the local newspaper, Barbados Today, which read: "I would never do anything to jeopardise an entire nation that I have nothing but love and respect for."
It continued: "I firstly wish to apologise to the entire country of Barbados for what has been a massive mix up and misunderstanding during my most recent stay.
"I am currently working closely with the local authorities to rectify any issues on my part and will issue an update and full statement which I think is the only right thing to do to the Government and citizens of Barbados."
Barbados have seen their Covid cases spike in recent weeks, with 211 new cases confirmed in the past day.
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