SIX people in Warrington were issued with fines last night for breaches of COVID-19 lockdown regulations following reports of a party taking place.
Officers were called to an address following reports of a party taking place.
They engaged with the people at the property and explained the current lockdown regulations.
In the end they had no choice but to enforce the regulations due to the blatant breach and fines were issued to four men and two women from different households who were inside at the time.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: ” We don’t want to stop anyone from enjoying themselves, but we all need to stick to the rules and help reduce the spread of the virus.
“We will always engage, explain and encourage people to follow the regulations, but sometimes enforcement action is necessary.
“Thankfully the vast majority of people are sticking to the rules and we urge you to continue to do so.”
People aged 18 or over can be fined:£200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days, £400 for the second offence, then doubling for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
Now more than ever we must all play our part in helping to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
We will always engage, explain and encourage people to follow the rules but sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we have to enforce. pic.twitter.com/ChyBZ0G90a
— Warrington Police (@PoliceWarr) November 22, 2020