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British couple who tried to sneak woman into their luxury Barbados hotel room are fined

A British couple who decided to spice up their Barbados holiday by inviting a Jamaican woman to their hotel for sex have fallen foul of island’s tough Coronavirus quarantine rules.

Andrew Luker and Julia Knightley follow a number of Britons, including Love Island star Zara Holland, to have fallen foul of the Caribbean island’s strict pandemic laws.  

A security guard spotted local Mikaela Jacas hop over the wall of the Treasure Beach Hotel after midnight and enter the room where the couple were staying and raised the alarm. 

Police were called and the threesome were rounded up as they were enjoying a post-coital drink on the patio of their luxury accommodation.

Andrew Luker (left) and Julia Knightley (right) have been fined for breaking Covid rules by inviting a Jamaican woman to their hotel for sex

Knightley, a mother-of-four, has previously made headlines for using provocative images of herself to promote her cosmetic clinic in 2016

Knightley, a mother-of-four, has previously made headlines for using provocative images of herself to promote her cosmetic clinic in 2016 

What are the Covid rules in Barbados? 

Travellers must arrive with a negative coronavirus test taken under three days before.

On arrival, they must quarantine for five days in a govrenment-approved hotel, and then take another test 

The government says some guests may be fitted with electronic monitoring tags.

Mr Luker, a plant hire director, from Rochdale, and Ms Knightley, a beautician from Cheadle Hume, pleaded guilty to breaching the Covid-19 quarantine protocol when they appeared in court yesterday. 

They were each fined £2,200, freed on £7,000 bail, but warned they would be jailed for nine months if they didn’t pay within seven days.

Ms Knightley, 41, a single mother-of-four and qualified nurse, made national news headline several years ago when she used provocative images of herself in revealing underwear to promote her cosmetic clinic.

She apologized after being accused of being unprofessional over the raunchy way in which she advertised her non-surgical cosmetic clinic in her town.

A picture of a scantily-clad girl in black lingerie sitting on a throne and surrounded by whips and paddles is still on the cover of the Facebook page for the beauty salon she runs in her home town.

The website states: ‘Slip into a world of opulent grandeur and exclusive elegance, and indulge your desire for passion and pleasure. 

Ms Knightley is from Rochdale and has four children

Ms Knightley is from Rochdale and has four children

Ms Knightley is from Rochdale and  has four children and was on holiday with Mr Luker, a plant director from Cheadle

The couple from Greater Manchester were caught when Jamaican woman Mikaela Jacas was seen scaling a wall at Treasure Beach hotel in St James

The couple from Greater Manchester were caught when Jamaican woman Mikaela Jacas was seen scaling a wall at Treasure Beach hotel in St James

They were each fined £2,200 and freed on £7,000 bail

They were warned they would be jailed for nine months if they didn't pay within seven days

They were each fined £2,200 and freed on £7,000 bail, but were warned they would be jailed for nine months if they didn’t pay within seven days

Police were called when a security guard found Jacas sat with the couple on the patio of their beach-front room

Police were called when a security guard found Jacas sat with the couple on the patio of their beach-front room

Ms Knightley apologized after being accused of being unprofessional over the raunchy way in which she advertised her non-surgical cosmetic clinic in her town

Ms Knightley apologized after being accused of being unprofessional over the raunchy way in which she advertised her non-surgical cosmetic clinic in her town

Ms Knightley apologized after being accused of being unprofessional over the raunchy way in which she advertised her non-surgical cosmetic clinic in her town 

‘With the right password, and the right knock at the door, you can find out more about our sensational anti-wrinkle treatments at Julia Knightley in Cheshire.’

Knightley and Luker appeared before the same magistrate who spared Love Island star Zara Holland jail for a similar breach of Covid regulations.

Ms Knightley said ignorance of the law was no excuse for their actions.

She admitting to knowing they could not leave the hotel while awaiting test results – but claimed she didn’t know they couldn’t invite guests to their room.

Mr Luker said he totally regretted what had happened, adding: “Beyond that there is nothing to say besides to apologies.”

Magistrate Ian Weekes said he was ‘baffled’ by the couple’s actions.

And he said if they had been infected with Covid their actions could have led to it being spread among the local community.

The couple arrived on the island on December 28 and are scheduled to leave on January 9.    

On Wednesday Knightley and Luker appeared before the same magistrate who dealt with Love Island's Zara for a similar breach of Covid regulations

On Wednesday Knightley and Luker appeared before the same magistrate who dealt with Love Island’s Zara for a similar breach of Covid regulations

Mr Luker said he totally regretted what had happened, adding: 'Beyond that there is nothing to say besides to apologise'

Mr Luker said he totally regretted what had happened, adding: ‘Beyond that there is nothing to say besides to apologise’

A magistrate said if they had been infected with Covid their actions could have led to it being spread among the local community

A magistrate said if they had been infected with Covid their actions could have led to it being spread among the local community

Love Island star Zara Holland was arrested in Barbados after trying to return leave with her boyfriend when he tested positive for coronavirus

Love Island star Zara Holland was arrested in Barbados after trying to return leave with her boyfriend when he tested positive for coronavirus 

The couple arrived on the island on December 28 and are scheduled to leave on January 9

The couple arrived on the island on December 28 and are scheduled to leave on January 9

Magistrate Ian Weekes said he was 'baffled' by the couple's actions

Ms Knightley said ignorance of the law was no excuse for their actions which fell foul of local Covid laws

Ms Knightley said ignorance of the law was no excuse for their actions which fell foul of local Covid laws

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