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LOCKDOWN BREACHES: Data reveals number of COVID fines issued across Three Rivers

 Published on: 2nd June 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police received over 400 calls reporting COVID breaches across Three Rivers between January and March this year.

In a Freedom of Information request made by CROXLEYNEWS to Hertfordshire Police, it was revealed that police were called 426 times across the Three Rivers district to complaints of COVID-19 lockdown breaches.

However when looking at the data further the number of COVID-19 fines issued across the district was only eight.

This number was broken down further by age group revealing that one fine was issued to an 18–24-year-old with the remaining five and two issued to individuals aged between 25–34-and 35-44 respectively.

A Chief Superintendent Nick Caveney said: “Throughout the pandemic, thankfully the vast majority of people in Hertfordshire have done the right thing and followed the rules so that our officers have not needed to issue a large number of fixed penalty notices.

“On a few occasions, it has been necessary to issue fines, for example to a large group of people socialising together indoors – clearly a blatant breach of lockdown restrictions,

“As this is one of the key rules remaining in place at the moment, we would urge residents to continue to play their part and keep following the rules as lockdown eases.”

He added: “During the most recent lockdown, it was clear that the rules were well-understood by most and, as we concentrated our efforts on protecting people from the risk of spreading the virus when it was at its peak, officers moved to enforcement more swiftly.”

If you believe someone may be breaching the COVID-19 regulations, you can report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.

 

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