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Police issue 123 fines to people breaking lockdown rules

Posted on - 31st March, 2020 - 11:11am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
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Lancashire Police issued 123 fines to people not complying with lockdown measures over the weekend.

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Officers were out on the streets stopping people making unnecessary journeys and gathering in groups.

In a message t o the public, Lancashire Police wrote: “Thank you to the vast majority of people across Lancashire who have been sticking to the government advice to stay at home and only travel when essential.

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“We have been patrolling areas across the county and where we have seen people breaking the rules, we have issued fines. Over the weekend, we have issued 123 fixed penalty notices as a result.

“Our contact management department has received a number of COVID-19 related calls, with the majority related to concerns from members of the public about house parties taking place, public gatherings and if it is appropriate for a business to be open.

“We continue to urge everyone to #StayHomeSafeLives. We’ll still be out about and if we see you, we will be asking why you’re not at home. We’ll engage, explain and encourage but if we need to enforce, we will.”

“Don’t risk a fine. Please follow the stay at home rules and only go out for one of the specified reasons.

“If you want to exercise – walk, jog or cycle from home.”

How are you coping during lockdown? Let us know n the comments section.

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