UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 Covid Fines | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK Police Hand Out Almost 45,000 Covid Fines

The home secretary and a senior police officer have revealed that forces across the UK have handed out 45,000 fines for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown laws.

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman (NPCC) Martin Hewitt said during a Downing Street coronavirus briefing on Wednesday that “I make no apology” for handing out the massive number of fines. He said: “Since October, we’ve been guiding our officers to move more quickly to issuing a fine where people are clearly breaching regulations, and they’re not listening to us.”

Mr Hewitt added that forces have sent “more officers out on dedicated patrols to take action against the small few who”, he claims, “are letting us all down”.

The figures were revealed after the NPCC recently disclosed that police in England and Wales issued 32,329 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) related to coronavirus regulations between Friday the 27th of March and Monday the 21st of December. In England, 28,744 FPNs were issued, and in Wales, 3,585.