More coronavirus fines given out in Scarborough than any other part of county

North Yorkshire Police have given out more fines for breaches of the Coronavirus regulations in Scarborough than anywhere else in the region, the latest figures show.

By Corinne Macdonald
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:34 pm

As of May 11, the force has issued 926 fixed penalty notices during 509 incidents, 267 of which were given out in the local authority of Scarborough representing 29% of the total.

More than half (148) of the fines were issued to local residents and the vast majority - 203 - were given to males compared to 64 issued to females.

Across the county the area which saw the second highest level of fines was Craven with 198, although just six were given out to local residents.

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In York 179 fines have been issued, the third highest amount, with 147 given to local residents.

Of those fines issued across the force district to visitors, 273 have been to residents of West Yorkshire, 64 to Cleveland residents, 44 to Humberside residents, 30 to residents from County Durham and 24 from Lancashire.

74% of the total fines issued by the force were to those ages 18-35.

The force has been taking an engage, explain and encouragement approach to enforcing the new legislation, and say they only resort to enforcement as a last resort.

Over the past weekend, officers gave out just 24 fines across the county despite being called to over 300 incidents where members of the public reported breaches of the rules.

The force said: “On arrival, officers found that on the whole, people were observing the guidelines and regulations.”

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