June 12, 2020 10.37 am This story is over 25 months old

Just 12 police fines in Lincolnshire since lockdown eased

Police say people are behaving

There has been a significant drop in the number of lockdown fines issued by Lincolnshire Police since restrictions were eased at the beginning of the month.

New figures show that between May 25 and June 8 only 12 people have been fined for breaching lockdown rules.

The reduction was particularly significant after rules introduced on June 1 allowed up to six people to meet outdoors.

Since March 27, when police had legal powers to enforce lockdown, 231 fines have been issued.

Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson said: “Although the lockdown has eased and many shops will be open again from Monday, it’s vitally important to remember that we are still battling coronavirus.

“Maintaining social distancing remains one of the key ways to prevent its spread, and I’d urge all people in Lincolnshire to follow this guidance.

“And once again, I’d like to thank the vast majority of people in our county who have listened to guidance, not broken the rules and helped us all to keep safe during the pandemic.”