3rd Mar, 2021

Several fines given out as Coventry Police clamp down on those breaching Covid restrictions

COVENTRY City Centre Police have been clamping down on people breaching Covid-19 regulations.

A number of fines have been given out, including a 30-year-old man who failed to wear a face mask in Queens Road and a 20-year-old woman who was also not wearing a covering. On that occasion the 20-year-old was arrested and detained to find out her details – it was then revealed the woman was from Birmingham.

During another incident, a fingerprint reader was used and he was found to have been wanted for an immigration offence in 2018. He was arrested and detained.

West Midlands Police are following the 4 Es approach to the Covid regulations – first engaging with people, then explaining the importance of the rules and then encouraging people to abide by them.

When those three options have not been adhered to, officers will take enforcement action.

Earlier this week a group of Coventry residents were fined by Dorset Police after journeying 170 miles to Durdle Door ‘for exercise’ and another Coventry man was fined for being in Kenilworth. When police asked him what he was doing he told them he was ‘hunting Pokemon’.

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