Police issue Covid fines and break up Grimsargh house party

Posted on - 3rd March, 2021 - 12:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police
Police officer wearing a face mask Pic: Lancashire Police

Six fixed penalty notices were given out on Saturday (27 February) for breaching Covid restrictions.


Lancashire police were called to a property on the outskirts of Grimsargh at around 8pm after receiving reports of a party.

Several people from different households were found at the address in Preston Road and six were given fines.

Read more: Covid-19 cases in Preston and South Ribble, ranked lowest to highest by area

A spokesperson for Lancashire police said: “We have always taken a proportionate approach to issuing fixed penalty notices and would prefer to educate, explain and engage before using enforcement as a last resort. However, when officers come across blatant breaches of the rules they will not hesitate to take a much firmer approach.

“We continue to remind people that we are in a global pandemic and if we want life to return to normal we must all do our bit to stop the spread of the virus.

“As ever, we thank those who are sticking to the rules and are playing their part in keeping everybody safe.”

Preston was named as a place in the top ten highest coronavirus case rate in the UK last week and has remained within the top infection rates.

Read more: Preston and South Ribble latest coronavirus infection rate as Downing Street steps in on school face mask guidance

Preston’s current case rate per 100,000 over the last seven days is 178.9, a decrease from previous data.

England’s rate is 91.2, also a decrease.

Lockdown measures are due to start being eased from Monday 8 March with children going back to school.

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