BRITAIN’s biggest covidiot has been fined NINE TIMES for breaking lockdown rules, it was revealed today.
Police in England and Wales have issued over 14,000 fines for lockdown breaches during the coronavirus lockdown.
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The Met reported 906 fines had been issued, with Thames Valley, North Yorkshire & Devon and Cornwall issuing about 800 each.
New stats today also revealed there have been 862 repeat offenders including one person who was fined nine times.
The figures run from March 27 to May 11 and don’t cover the last few days since lockdown restrictions have changed.
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) said its “proportionate” approach is working with only 1 in 5000 people fined across England and Wales.
A staggering 80 per cent of the fines were issued to men and over half were to people under 30.
Meanwhile, the Crown Prosecution Service today said dozens of people have been wrongly charged by police under new coronavirus laws.
A review of 231 cases of people hauled before the courts over offences related to coronavirus showed 56 people were wrongly changed.
Most were mistakenly prosecuted under the Coronavirus Act for people who are potentially infectious and should be self-isolating.
The CPS said: “All 44 cases under the Act were found <to have been incorrectly charged because there was no evidence they covered potentially infectious people, which is what this law is intended for.”
A further 12 people wrongly charged with regulation breaches.
So far there have been no prosecutions of potentially infectious people who have refused to comply with lockdown laws.
NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt said:”The vast majority of people continue to do the right thing, which protects the NHS and helps save lives.
“The figures show our approach is proportionate with just 0.02 per cent of the population in England and Wales being issued with a fine.
“I want to thank people for continuing to follow the regulations – I recognise it’s not easy and that this is a challenging time for us all.
“Our approach of – engage, explain and encourage, and only as a last resort, enforce – will continue.
“It is working across the UK. I urge the public to keep going, keep following the advice.
“Officers are working hard to keep us all safe from the full range of crimes in what remain challenging circumstances so we would ask everyone to work with us and remember that if you need our help we are here for you.”
Police across the country have been hit with accusations of overzealous enforcement.
Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption labelled the tactics of Derbyshire Police “disgraceful” for monitoring people with drones.
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