Police hand out 40 fines in Pendle for people breaking Covid-19 rules

More than 40 people were fined in Pendle, mostly in Colne and Barnoldswick, as police saw a rise in the number of Covid-19 breaches being reported.

Monday, 21st December 2020, 11:54 am
Updated Monday, 21st December 2020, 11:56 am

Officers said the fines were issued over the weekend "for a variety of different reasons".

A spokesman for Nelson, Brierfield and Barrowford Police said in a Facebook post: "This weekend, we unfortunately experienced a rise in reports of people breaching current covid regulations across Pendle, particularly in Colne and Barnoldswick. This has resulted in over 40 fixed penalty notices being issued for a variety of different reasons.

"Lancashire remains in Tier 3 and whilst the regulations remain in place, we will continue to respond to reports of breaches, and when appropriate we will enforce those regulations.

Police handed out the fines over the weekend

"The regulations are in place to keep people safe during this difficult time. We fully appreciate that it has been a long hard year, but we absolutely can't give up now. If you arrange or attend parties or gatherings you are putting the lives of your friends, family and communities at risk. We encourage you to follow the regulations, so that we can get to a point in which we can put all of this behind us. Please keep going, as difficult as it might be.

"Thank you to those who continue to follow the rules, we really appreciate all of your efforts."