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Covid Denier Who Posted Photos Of 'Empty' Beds Banned From Visiting Hospitals

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Covid Denier Who Posted Photos Of 'Empty' Beds Banned From Visiting Hospitals

A Covid denier who shared photos of empty beds and claimed the pandemic was part of a government cover up, has been banned from visiting hospitals.

Hannah Dean, from Fareham, Hampshire, is now only allowed to go to hospital in the event of an emergency, if she is the guardian or dependent of a patient being treated, or by a booked appointment.

If she breaks the order, the 30-year-old conspiracy theorist could be arrested and be liable for a £2,500 fine.

She had made a number of visits to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, and Southampton General Hospital.

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Her most recent stunt took place at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, where she posted footage to her social media channel claiming that it was "the quietest I've ever seen it" - for which she was fined £200.

Hanna Dean shared photos of empty beds on Facebook. Credit: Hannah Dean
Hanna Dean shared photos of empty beds on Facebook. Credit: Hannah Dean

Police from Hampshire and Sussex have been investigating Dean as a result and have now introduced the ban to stop her from continuing to disrupt care.

Speaking about the case, Chief inspector Jon Carter, from Sussex Police said something had to be done.

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He said: "There are a variety of tactics of dealing with this kind of unacceptable behaviour.

"We are working together with Hampshire Constabulary to ensure the best avenues to deter this behaviour from continuing are taken."

While Portsmouth Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson added: "It's an irrefutable fact that there's huge pressure on the hospital.

"To say [coronavirus] doesn't exist, it's a hoax, is so demeaning to the work those people are putting in, the risks they're putting themselves under and the loss so many families have felt in this city.

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"It's a disgrace and how anybody could do that to other people and show so little for their suffering and their hard work, I don't know."

Last month, police arrested a Covid denier who broke into a hospital to remove a seriously ill patient.

Toby Hayden-Leigh, 45, was one of a group of people who got into a row with qualified medics, telling the hospital staff that Covid-19 'had not been proven to exist'. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and is currently in police custody.

The group were trying to remove an elderly man, despite being told numerous times that without his medication, he would die.

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Security then attempt to remove the man, who continues to shout and becomes more abusive on the ward where sick patients are being treated.

Surrey Police confirmed an arrest was made in connection with the incident, which took place at the East Surrey Hospital on 21 January.

Featured Image Credit: Solent News

Topics: Police, covid, lockdown, Coronavirus, Health, Covid-19

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