More than 150 fines for coronavirus lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire

more than 150 fines for coronavirus lockdown breaches in gloucestershire - More than 150 fines for coronavirus lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire
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More than 150 fines have been handed to people in Gloucestershire for allegedly flouting Covid-19 lockdown laws, new figures reveal.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Sara Glen said a “vast majority” of fines enforced nationally are a result of residents not complying, being out in public spaces without excuse and ignoring police advice.

Police forces have been given powers to hand out a £60 penalty, reduced to £30 if paid within two weeks, for breaches of the lockdown rules.

Data published by the NPCC shows 162 fixed penalty notices were recorded by Gloucestershire Constabulary between March 27 and April 27.

Of those, 61 were issued up to April 13, with a further 101 handed out in the two weeks to April 27.

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