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Covid England: Police force lockdown with "more fines"


New bans are being enforced with "more fines and less tolerance": cops say they'll get tough with £ 200 fines for every rule violation, but fear they will be labeled "bad guys."

  • The chairman of the police federation predicted that further fines would be imposed
  • He also warned that the police could consistently be cast as "the villains of the pandemic"
  • Hundreds of partygoers were hit against NYE with fines of up to £ 10,000

The British were warned last night that they should "expect more enforcement" from the police under the new lockdown.

John Apter, chairman of the Federation of Police of England and Wales, predicted that more fines and less tolerance would be imposed on officials as this time around there are "no excuses" for not knowing the rules.

But he also warned that the police could be classified as "the villains of the pandemic" as they bear the brunt of public fatigue and frustration.

Apter said the record number of fines imposed on New Year's Eve shows that more and more young people are willing to break the rules.

The British were warned last night that they should "expect more enforcement" from the police under the new lockdown

John Apter (pictured), chairman of the Federation of Police of England and Wales, predicted that more fines and less tolerance would be imposed on officials as this time around there are “no excuses” for not knowing the rules

John Apter (pictured), chairman of the Federation of Police of England and Wales, predicted that more fines and less tolerance would be imposed on officials as this time around there are “no excuses” for not knowing the rules

Hundreds of partygoers have been hit with fines of up to £ 10,000.

Mr Apter said after nearly a year of enforcing Covid restrictions, many officials were "caught" and the armed forces were under pressure due to rising disease. In some areas the absence has risen to 15 percent.

He added to the lockdown, “It will be easier for the police to have a single rule for people across the country, which means that people can more easily understand and obey what is expected of them. People should expect to see more enforcement as a result, because this time around, there really is no excuse for not knowing the rules.

But he also warned that the police could be classified as "the villains of the pandemic" as they bear the brunt of public fatigue and frustration

But he also warned that the police could be classified as "the villains of the pandemic" as they bear the brunt of public fatigue and frustration

. Apter said the record number of fines imposed on New Year's Eve shows that more and more young people are willing to break the rules

. Mr Apter said the record number of fines imposed on New Year's Eve shows that more and more young people are willing to break the rules

“But where it's different from March, we now have a hardcore element that breaks the rules. We have anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protests and … crime has been increasing since March.

“The majority of the public will do what is expected of them, but I think there is a real problem with virus and lockdown fatigue. There is a real frustration and the police often deal with the sharp end of it as people get angry when challenged. & # 39; He added, “More and more people are dying and we must do our part to keep infection rates under control.

"The public will expect the police to take action against those who willfully break the rules and endanger others."

Mr. Apter also urged police to give priority to Covid-19 vaccines.

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