Covid: man stopped 500 people from getting booster jab after supergluing vaccination centre shut

“A large number of these people are elderly and this disruption will have caused great anxiety,” police said

A man stopped more than 500 people from getting their Covid booster jab - by supergluing shut a vaccination centre.

Hayden Brown, 53, squirted glue in the keyholes of the doors, meaning that staff and patients temporarily could not enter the site.

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Man jailed for three months

Brown was jailed for 12 weeks today (2 December) after he admitted causing a public nuisance.

He struck the vaccination centre in Gorleston, Norfolk on the evening of November 26 and was identified by covert cameras at the location.

It was the same pharmacy that had previously been targeted by anti-vaxxers on two occasions earlier that month.

‘This disruption will have caused great anxiety’

Superintendent Nathan Clark, of Norfolk Police, said: “Brown’s actions prevented more than 500 people from receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations.

"A large number of these people are elderly and this disruption will have caused great anxiety to those who have chosen to be vaccinated and then not able to attend.”

Brown, of Gorleston, was also sentenced for possession of a Class B drug after a quantity of cannabis was found at his home following his arrest.

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