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Dozens of people fined for Covid-19 breaches in Norfolk




More than 60 people have been fined for breaching lockdown rules in Norfolk since Friday, but the rate of Covid-19 infection continues to fall in this area.

Police have also confirmed a total of 82 people have received warnings within the county during this period.

Numerous fines were issued to people who had breached rules on households mixing by allowing gatherings to take place.

Police patrols in King's Lynn, during the latest lockdown restrictions. Picture: Ian Burt
Police patrols in King's Lynn, during the latest lockdown restrictions. Picture: Ian Burt

Assistant chief constable Julie Wvendth said: "The overwhelming majority of people take their personal responsibility seriously in following lockdown rules. I’m grateful of this approach and we need to carry on with this effort to reduce the risk of transmission and the spread of the virus.

"However, we continue to see a minority who, despite being aware of the rules, choose to ignore them. It is these such cases where people blatantly breach the rules where we will take action.

"Officers will of course use their discretion and take account of individual circumstances but we must all remember these rules are in place to protect us all and only work effectively if we all follow them."

The latest figures show the rate of infection per 100,000 people in West Norfolk is 413.5 in the seven days up to January 18.

And the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the seven days up to January 18 was 635, which is a fall by 36 from the previous seven days.



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