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Five fined for ignoring lockdown rules by meeting in King's Lynn

At least 10 more people have been fined by police for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules in West Norfolk this weekend.

The penalties were among 100 handed out across the county for breaches including an unlawful gathering at the former RAF West Raynham site.

And a senior officer has described the latest fines, which came on the eve of the first easing of lockdown rules as "disappointing."

Police news (44927810)
Police news (44927810)

Norfolk Police have this morning revealed that five people, from different households, were fined after they met up at an address in Lynn.

People from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Loughborough and London were also hit in the pocket for their trips to the beach at Hunstanton.

And the West Raynham gathering was one of two larger incident reported in the county, along with house parties in Thetford and Norwich.

Although you can now meet one other person outdoors, the Stay At Home message is set to remain in place until late March,

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Julie Wvendth said today: “It is disappointing that people are still failing to adhere to the rules, especially when we have come so far and the road out of lockdown is looking cautiously optimistic.

"However, the further easing of restrictions will only happen if we continue to act responsibly and I would encourage people to be patient and work together to avoid anything which risks the delay of greater freedoms being afforded to us.”

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