A HEREFORD man who was banned from every vaccination centre in the UK ahead of his sentencing for making malicious communications related to Covid vaccinations has been back up before the magistrates.

West Mercia Police said on November 10 that Aaron Maloney, who is of no fixed address but gave a care of address in Hereford, had been charged with three counts of sending malicious communications related to Covid vaccinations.

The 40-year-old appeared before magistrates in Hereford in December for sentencing after entering guilty pleas to three charges at an earlier hearing before magistrates in Kidderminster in November.


He had been bailed after his initial hearing in November with conditions banning him from using the emergency services except in a genuine emergency and not to attend any medical vaccination centre anywhere in the UK.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John in December that Maloney had made telephone calls in Hereford which conveyed a threat for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety to the recipient or to any other person to whom he intended that its contents or nature should be revealed to West Midlands Ambulance Service on October 24 and November 4, and to West Mercia Police on November 4.

Maloney was handed a 12-month community order, fined £30, and must pay a £114 victim surcharge. No order for prosecution costs was made due to his lack of means.

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