May 18, 2020 11.57 am This story is over 26 months old

Police received over 200 ‘lockdown breach’ calls in Lincolnshire this weekend

The force received 200 calls from concerned residents this weekend

Police have issued eight further fines to people breaching coronavirus restrictions this weekend, but had more than 200 reports from residents, bosses confirmed.

Deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Jason Harwin said 80% of calls – around 160 – were related to alleged house parties and barbecues.

He said that was in keeping with previous weeks – with a total now of 215 fines issued around the county in total.

He said the majority of people had complied, or had been engaged with or spoken to about social distancing in line with the force’s guidance.

Advertised mass gatherings by anti-lockdown protestors in Lincoln and Boston did not take place as promoted, said Mr Harwin.