Monday 25 September 2023
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Three fined £200 each after seven people from three households found inside a property having a birthday party

Three people were handed fines after seven people from three different households were found inside an address in Gedling celebrating a birthday.

Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We don’t like stopping people having fun and the last thing officers would want to be doing is breaking up a family gathering but the rules are in place to protect our communities.

“While some may not agree with the current legislation, the majority abide by it and have had to make sacrifices to do so.

“We all have a level of personal responsibility in stopping the rise in Coronavirus cases. Most people understand the gravity of the situation and that we all have our part to play to avoid the spread of this deadly virus but a minority of the public have still chosen to put others at risk through their behaviour.

“We are continuing with our approach to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the new regulations before using enforcement as a final tactic.

“I want to reassure people that those who continue to put others at risk will be challenged and we will take positive enforcement action against those who knowingly and deliberately disregard the rules.”

Another report last night in the Gedling south area resulted in two adults being fined after reports of a gathering of people at a property in Carlton.