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Date Responded 02 June 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. The number of fines issued to people who are in breach of lockdown restrictions since they were imposed on March 23. For each fine please specify:
  2. The date the fine was given
  3. Which area it took place (ie Sunderland, Newcastle, South Tyneside)
  4. What the fine was given for (ie friends gathering on beach or party/gathering at private address.)

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fixed Penalty Unit of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.  Please note that the information supplied below has been presented in such a way as to avoid the application of relevant exemptions under the act and will not be broken down any further.

Date

Total Fines

27/03/2020

4

28/03/2020

2

29/03/2020

2

30/03/2020

1

01/04/2020

2

03/04/2020

2

04/04/2020

5

05/04/2020

3

06/04/2020

4

07/04/2020

7

08/04/2020

11

10/04/2020

13

11/04/2020

17

12/04/2020

10

13/04/2020

12

14/04/2020

10

15/04/2020

3

16/04/2020

4

17/04/2020

5

19/04/2020

8

20/04/2020

6

21/04/2020

6

22/04/2020

4

23/04/2020

3

24/04/2020

6

25/04/2020

1

26/04/2020

14

27/04/2020

15

28/04/2020

3

29/04/2020

9

30/04/2020

3

01/05/2020

2

02/05/2020

22

04/05/2020

3

05/05/2020

4

06/05/2020

6

07/05/2020

6

08/05/2020

1

10/05/2020

17

12/05/2020

2

13/05/2020

1

14/05/2020

1

 

Reason

Total Fines

Contravene a direction or fail to comply with reasonable instruction

34

Contravene a regulation 8(6) Where a person has reasonable grounds to believe that a child is repeatedly failing to comply with the restrictions in regulation 6(1)

3

Contravene a requirement under regulation 6 not to leave the place where they are living without a reasonable excuse

173

Contravene a requirement under regulation 7 by participating in a gathering of more than two people

50

 

Area

Total Fines

Gateshead

8

N Tyneside

16

Newcastle

114

Northumberland

70

S Tyneside

17

Sunderland

35

 

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