According to government guidelines he should have self-isolated for 14 days after getting back but instead he had several nights out, went on a pub crawl and even at one point threw a house party.
Layton Migas enjoyed a six-week break on the notorious party island before returning to the UK in Bolton on August 20.
Layton Migas enjoyed a long break on the notorious Balearic party island before returning to Bolton where he went on a pub crawl and even threw a party while he should have been isolating
A 23-year-old Bolton man has been blamed for a major coronavirus spike in his home town after he failed to quarantine himself after returning from a clubbing holiday in Ibiza.
“I’d say I have definitely been scrutinised for being a young person,” he told the Sun.
Migas has been fined £1,000 for flouting the rules, but says he’s just being victimised because of his age.
“What I actually got done for was that I was partying but I was actually in my house with the people I had been on holiday with.”
“There’s loads of people I know who didn’t quarantine.
Migas believes other people in his street must have informed on him: “They wouldn’t have known,” he said. “It’s only the neighbours that have told them.
Police hoping to question Migas about his behaviour called at 9am one morning and then at lunchtime the same day. Migas says he didn’t answer because he was asleep when the officers arrived.
“I did actually want to go for a test but there wasn’t any in Bolton and the next nearest was Blackburn. It’s a long way to drive if you know you’re not ill.”
He maintains that he isn’t carrying the virus. He hasn’t been tested because, he says, the nearest available test centre is over half an hour away: “I’ve not had any symptoms,” he said.
“Not only was he leaving the house while he should have been self-isolating, he also held a house party, which breached further regulations and subsequently put others at risk.”
Chief Inspector Nicola Williams, of Greater Manchester Police commented: “The actions of this man were completely irresponsible.
Migas, meanwhile, described the fine as “harsh”.
She added that Migas’s £1,000 fine “should serve as a stark warning” to others who act like the rules don’t apply to them.