A CHESTER man has been ordered to attend court charged with breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

Grzegorz Szczezniak, 47, of Brook Street, is charged with the offence of being outside of his place where living in England, without reasonable excuse, during the coronavirus emergency period.

Specifically, he is accused of being outside Lloyds Guesthouse, Brook Street, Chester on April 27, without a reasonable excuse.

Szczezniak was due to appear before magistrates at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, July 3, but did not attend.

The case was adjourned and Szczezniak is instead due to appear on Friday, July 31.

The court heard if he does not turn up, the case will be heard in his absence.

People guilty of breaking the coronavirus lockdown law by being outside without a reasonable excuse can only be handed fines.