COVID-19: Seven penalty notices issued in Salisbury

COVID-19: Seven penalty notices issued in Salisbury

Published by Helen Down at 11:47am 18th April 2020.

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They were handed to a group gathering in the city centre.

Salisbury Police have confirmed seven penalty notices were issued to a group of people flouting government restrictions on social gathering.

Officers say they took the action on Friday (17th April) after repeated attempts to engage with them while on their regular patrols.

It's after they continued to receive reports of anti-social behaviour involving the small group of individuals who refuse to adhere to the restrictions.

Insp Pete Sparrow said: 

"This is a small minority of people within our community and I know their actions are causing concern for the wider community of Salisbury who are playing their part in protecting the NHS and saving lives. 

"Please be reassured that we continue to deal with these individuals.

"To date, dispersal orders have been authorised as well as the powers under the Public Space Protection Order in relation to consuming alcohol in public places enforced."

A man in his thirties was also arrested on suspicion of common assault and is currently in custody in Melksham.

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