200 Covid fines in a month issued by Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police has issued more than 200 Covid fines in the past month.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 4:55 am

The total number of fixed penalty notices handed out between March 27, 2020, and February 14, 2021, was 596.

The increase includes 15 more for a breach of face coverings, five more for breaching international travel regulations and four more for breaching business regulations.

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Over the four week period Lincolnshire Police have handed out 200 more fines (690 in total), while Northamptonshire Police have handed out 655 more fines (1,954 in total).

In England, people aged 18 or over can be fined £200 for a first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days.

This can be doubled up to a maximum of £6,400 for further breaches.

Large parties can also be shut down by the police with fines of up to £10,000.

In England, a total of 66,529 FPNs have been handed out by police forces up to March 27.