Coronavirus: Derbyshire police reveal how many fines they have issued to lockdown rule-breakers

Derbyshire police have handed out nearly 130 fines for breaches of the coronavirus lockdown rules.

By Michael Broomhead
Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 3:21 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 3:23 pm

Officers in the county issued 128 fines between March 27 and April 27, according to figures released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

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Derbyshire police have issued 128 fines to people flouting lockdown rules.

Under Government regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, people should only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise, always try to stay two metres apart and not meet others outside their household, even friends and family.

During the one-month period, police in England and Wales issued a total of 8,877 fixed penalty notices.

Police can issue an initial £60 fixed penalty, which is lowered to £30 if paid within two weeks, before issuing £120 fixed penalties for second-time offenders – a fee which is doubled on each further repeat offence.