Fenland police issue five £200 fines to lockdown rule breakers
Five people are counting the cost of breaking the covid lockdown rules in Fenland at the weekend.
Fenland police have issued five fines for non-compliance with the rules.
The first was a group of three young girls who were spotted by officers in Chatteris on Saturday evening.
In a post on their Facebook page a police spokesman said it was not the first time officers had encountered the girls and explained they had previous given "words of advice and warnings to them and their parents on more than occasion".
After clearly ignoring the advice three £200 were issued to the parents.
The second instance was in Doddington where officers discovered a person had travelled from Skipton in North Yorkshire to stay with a friend – not part of a support bubble and clearly breaching restrictions- they were each issued with £200 fines.
The spokesman added: "By breaking the law and not adhering to restrictions, these people are placing themselves and others at risk of the virus, and spreading it. We all need to work together in these difficult times, so please do the right thing and stay at home."