April 13, 2020 12.41 pm This story is over 48 months old

Lincolnshire Police issue 28 lockdown fines

Some are still ignoring advice

As of Easter Sunday evening, Lincolnshire Police had issued a total of 28 fines to people breaking lockdown rules in the county.

The majority of people stayed home over Easter weekend, public health bosses told The Lincolnite on Monday, April 13.

However, some couldn’t resist venturing out to meet with friends and family and decided to ignore advice during the sunny weather.

Lincolnshire Police said two people from Coventry were stopped on their way to a party in Lincoln.

Three men and a woman from Boston were fined when they were stopped on the A17 near Sleaford. They had travelled to ‘find a big field to celebrate a birthday’, but had enough food with them for a much bigger gathering.

Inspector Rachel Blackwell said: “Despite repeated and serious reminders not to leave the house during the coronavirus lockdown, some people are still ignoring the rules and are leaving their homes for non-essential reasons.

“The nice weather across Lincolnshire this Easter Bank Holiday weekend undoubtedly tempts people to leave the house, but the rules are clear. Please Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

“The public should only go outside for one-form of daily exercise, to shop for essentials, go to work (only if you cannot work from home) or to care for a vulnerable person.

“It is also important to get across that if you are going out to shop for essential items – you should send only one adult from the household, and not try to shop as a couple – as stores will and should turn you away.”

Lincolnshire beaches were deserted even in the recent sunny weather, our city streets have been eerily quiet, and our usually bustling market towns have been desolate.

“For that we are grateful,” police added