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Police hand out fines after breaking up firework gathering of around 70 people in Nottingham

A number of other residents received their first fixed penalty notices and therefore were fined £200. 

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A man has broken Covid regulations for a second time and will see his fine double to £400 after he attended a large gathering watching fireworks.

Police were called to Radmarsh Road in Lenton following a report of 60-70 people gathering in a courtyard and setting off fireworks in the early hours of this morning.

Officers quickly attended and the group immediately dispersed, with some people trying to evade officers, whilst others hid within flats.

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Officers spotted one man who had previously been issued with a fixed penalty notice for attending a party in October and therefore he was issued with a further ticket.

A number of other residents received their first fixed penalty notices and therefore were fined £200.

Neighbourhood Inspector Amy English said: “I cannot reiterate enough how serious the situation we currently find ourselves in is.

“The majority of people are complying with the restrictions and I am grateful to those who understand their responsibility in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

“That being said, there are a minority of people that feel as though they do not have to follow the rules and we will continue to take action against them.

“Working closely with our partners, we will continue to engage with those who are not following the guidance and, should it be deemed appropriate, we will issue fines.”