Angry residents called in the police when they discovered an Army major and his family had been allowed to relocate to a holiday cottage in their remote village. Residents of Melmerby, North Yorkshire believe Major Neil Foot-Tapping should have been isolating on an Army base after flying in from his posting in Kenya. Instead the family is living in a luxury holiday cottage with a snooker table and spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales national park. An email newsletter was sent around residents of the village, which has a population of just 40, notifying them of the major’s arrival. It led to a wave of anger as locals felt the move flouted lockdown rules and put the welfare of the village’s elderly community at risk. A Ministry of Defence spokesman told MailOnline however that Major Foot-Tapping was not stationed at the nearby Army base and therefore could not isolate there. The spokesperson added that if he were to stay at the base he could risk infecting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic with the deadly disease. Major Neil Foot-Tapping and his family are living in a luxury holiday cottage with a snooker table and spectacular views across the Yorkshire… Read full this story
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