Prosecutors have dropped their case against a Christian volunteer who helped the homeless during the lockdown.
Jan Niedojadlo, 56, from Taunton was fined £60 by Avon and Somerset Police in early April 2020 for telling homeless people where they could get food during lockdown and for preaching from the Bible.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to proceed with the case against him because ‘it is not in the public interest’.
During the first national lockdown in April last year, Niedojadlo left his home to speak to homeless people on the streets.
Government regulations at the time allowed voluntary workers to leave their homes to perform frontline services. But the police did not accept his explanation for being outside and they fined him.