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Covid Fines on Tyne & Wear Metro - 1263/20

Date Responded 18 September 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:

This relates to Fixed Penalty Notices on the Tyne and Wear Metro for people not wearing face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic, when the rules were brought in. More specifically, I would like to request the following.

1. The number of Fixed Penalty Notices/Fines given by Northumbria Police for people not wearing face coverings on the Tyne and Wear Metro Service.
2. A breakdown of ages and genders of people issued with a FPN and the location it was given, if this information is held?
3. How many arrests were made in relation to refusal to wear a face covering?

I would like the information for the period of June 15, 2020 to August 19, 2020 and I would like this information broken down by day. For example - Monday, June 15, 5 FPN, Female, 30, Hebburn, Male 54, South Gosforth etc

If any further information is logged, such as times, then please include that.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.
There have been no such fines or arrests.

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