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219 penalties across Thames Valley for breaking lockdown rules

Over a 2 and a half week period.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:20pm 15th April 2020. 3-minute read.

219 penalties across Thames Valley for breaking lockdown rules

Today the number of penalties handed out for breaking lockdown rules were released. 

Thames Valley Police have confirmed the they handed out 219 fixed penalty notices for breaking the governments rules. 

This is over the 2 and a half weeks between March 27th and April 13th. 

Nationally 3,200 fines have been given out by police forces for breaches of the restrictions. 

In response to today’s announcement, Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said:

“Most of the fines we have issued have been to groups, inappropriately gathering together in public places, or driving together in a car, for example ten fines were given to one group alone.We have also made a number of arrests which have led to people being jailed for breaching Coronavirus restrictions or coughing at officers or members of the public.

“Some of these breaches have been identified by patrol officers but a significant number have been reported by the public. In particular this Easter Weekend, as with many Forces, we had a significant increase in these types of calls.

“We will continue to engage with the public, explain the restrictions and encourage people to stay indoors. However, when necessary, we will take enforcement action if people are not listening to the advice and are putting others at risk.”

You can read his full statement here:

Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, said:

“We entirely support the approach of Thames Valley Police in engaging with the public, explaining why the new rules are so important, encouraging people to follow the rules and, as a last resort, enforcing.

“Some of those issued with Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were also charged with other serious offences not related to Coronavirus. As one of the largest forces in the country covering one of the largest populations, and also the force with the largest roads network, I would expect Thames Valley Police to issue more FPNs than most other forces.

“We have found that compliance within the Thames Valley is extremely good and I’d like to personally thank members of the public who are doing their bit and staying home. We will continue to monitor the situation closely as the pandemic progresses and have every confidence in Chief Constable John Campbell and his team.”

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