Humberside Police issue over 500 lockdown fines

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Humberside Police issue over 500 lockdown fines

Rule breakers have been handed over 500 fines by Humberside Police Officers since the first national lockdown began in March.

200 FPNs were issued in January alone.

Speaking as part of the Humberside Police and Crime Panel today, Paul Wainwright, said that the number of fines issues tended to increase when tougher restrictions were imposed.
Despite what seems to be a high number of offences, Humberside Police has issued fewer fines than any other force.
This follows a statement released by Humberside Police, regarding conduct during the third national lockdown.
While the majority of the public have adhered to restrictions, there have been a number of breaches, including several businesses who have continued to trade.
Last weekend, officers issued a total of 40 fixed penalty notices.
Chief Constable Chris Noble said:

“Our Engage, Explain and Encourage approach has worked well.

“Unfortunately, this weekend has shown that some have blatantly, recklessly and selfishly breached these regulations and enforcement has been necessary. We will not hesitate to move to enforcement in these circumstances. 

“We are now in a different position from where we were at the beginning of the month, with the Covid-19 vaccination appointments being rolled out across our Force area.

“This gives us much hope that we can return to normal in the near future, but in order to achieve this, we must continue to stick to the guidelines. This is not a time to relax.

“This first month has been a challenging time for many with the announcement of a national lockdown, but we want to thank those who are adhering to the guidelines.

“Preventing the spread of the virus must be a top priority for everyone and it’s vital we all do whatever we can to stick to the restrictions in place to protect our loved ones, and other residents of our Force area.”