North Yorkshire Police have revealed how many fines they’ve issued to people flouting coronavirus regulations.
As of 11 May, the force had issued 926 fixed penalty notices during 509 incidents.
Of those, 351 of the recipients had previously come to the attention of the police.
Altogether 58 per cent of the notices were issued to non-residents of York and North Yorkshire.
However, in York most of the fines were issued to residents. Of the 179 notices issued in the city, 147 were to residents.
On Wednesday (13 May) Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker urged people to take “personal responsibility” as the relaxation of the lockdown rules were introduced.
But he added “the minority who choose not to should be aware that the fines under the regulations have now increased to £100.
“Although my officers do not want to use their enforcement powers if they don’t have to, it’s right that they’re able to take action against a minority who disregard the remaining restrictions and in doing so, put people at risk.”
North Yorkshire fines – Area & gender
|Area where notice issued||Notices Issued||Local Residents||Visitors||Male||Female|
North Yorkshire fines – Ages
|Age||No of fines|
|18 – 25||380|
|26 – 35||300|
|36 – 45||137|
|46 – 55||63|
|56 – 65||33|
|66 and over||13|
Top five areas for visitors from out of the area
|Residence of those issued Notices||Notices Issued|