South Yorkshire Police reveal how many lockdown fines have been issued in county

A total of 258 lockdown fines have been issued by police officers in South Yorkshire.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 3:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 3:48 pm

More than 9,000 fines have been handed to people in England and Wales in total for allegedly flouting Covid-19 lockdown laws.

The National Police Chiefs' Council said 8,877 fines were recorded by forces in England between March 27 and April 27, while 299 were issued in Wales over the same period.

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Some 397 were for repeat offenders, with one person fined six times.

Police have been given powers to hand out a £60 penalty, which is reduced to £30 if paid within two weeks, for breaches of the Government's restriction of movement rules.

NPCC chairman Martin Hewitt said: “The vast majority of people continue to do the right thing, staying at home in order to protect the NHS and help save lives.

“Our use of the enforcement powers remains proportionate with 0.02 per cent of the population in England issued with a fine.”