No Covid-19 fines handed out in Wiltshire for two weeks

No Covid-19 fines handed out in Wiltshire for two weeks

Published by Jack Deery at 2:44pm 19th June 2020. (Updated at 3:40pm 19th June 2020)

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The force have released the county's coronavirus related figures between 8th and 14th June.

It shows that there were no fixed penalty notices issued for the breaching of Covid-19 guidelines, across Wiltshire. 

That's means there have been zero handed out for two weeks running. 

Wiltshire Police say that the overall demand for incidents related to the pandemic has also continued to fall. 

From 8th until 14th June, the force also recorded: 

  • One incident linked to COVID19 – compared to 12 the week before
  • Five crimes linked to COVID19 – the same number as the week before
  • One arrest for a breach of the COVID legislation

It means the total number of FPN's handed out since the 27th March is still at 222

All police action relating to Covid-19 is reviewed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to avoid errors and improve training for officers. 

REMINDER TO AVOID STONEHENGE

Wiltshire Police are asking us to avoid Stonehenge for Summer Solstice this weekend. 

The event usually attracts tens of thousands of people, but this year is going virtual due to the outbreak.

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said: 

"Thankfully we are continuing to see a drop in the number of reports coming into Wiltshire Police, relating to COVID19, and it is clear that any issues we do see are isolated incidents rather than a trend of people choosing to flout the rules.

However, we are not complacent, and this weekend will see events which could potentially prompt people to take risks.

Most notably it is Summer Solstice, which would usually see thousands of people flocking to sites in Wiltshire to mark the occasion.

However, this year, the stones at both Stonehenge and Avebury are closed to the public so please do not travel there.

English Heritage will be livestreaming the event from Stonehenge so we urge you to be safe, be sensible and celebrate at home this year."

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