Twelve Wakefield 'party goers' each hit with £200 fine for breaching Covid rules

A total of 12 party goers were given £200 fixed penalty notices for breaching Covid regulations in the Agbrigg area of Wakefield over the weekend, police have confirmed.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 3:40 pm
Warwick Street in Agbrigg.

Police were called to a property on Warwick Street on Saturday night to reports of a house party.

On arrival officers found a number of people in the property and early reports by the police suggested up to 25 people were in attendance.

They eventually dished out the 12 fixed penalty notices.

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It comes as police promised they would begin clamping down on those who breach the new Covid-19 lockdown rules with cases and deaths continuing to spiral across the country.

Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire police Tim Kingsman said: “Despite the national restrictions being introduced last week, there are still people flouting the rules.

"Absolutely nobody wants this situation to continue longer than it has to, but that means everyone must pull together.

“West Yorkshire Police will continue to adopt the approach of encourage, explain and engage but we will enforce where people are flagrantly, blatantly and repeatedly breaking the rules.

"It is absolutely vital that everyone pulls in the same direction and acts now to prevent the situation worsening further.”