Man charged after administering fake Covid-19 vaccine


A man is in custody after administering a fake Covid-19 vaccine to an edlerly woman.

David Chambers, 33, of Hook Rise North, Surbiton, was arrested on 13 January and was taken to Bishopsgate police station where he was charged with two counts of fraud by false representation, one count of common assault, and two breaches of covid regulations.

On 30 December Chambers visited an address in Kingsmead Avenue in Surbiton.

He stated that he was from the NHS and there to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. The victim allowed Chambers inside her home and was jabbed in the arm with what she described as a ‘dart like implement’.

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He then asked for £160, which the victim paid as he said it would be reimbursed by the NHS, before leaving the premises.

On 4 January, Chambers attended the victim’s address again, and asked for a further £100.

It is not yet known what substance, if any, was administered to the victim, but she was checked over at her local hospital and has suffered no ill effects following this encounter.

Chambers is remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 12 February.

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