Scotland: Police issue 144 fines during virus lockdown

A total of 144 fixed penalties have been issued to people breaking new coronavirus restrictions in Scotland in the last week, according to Police Scotland.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland an “overwhelming majority” of people were complying with social distancing rules.

But in one case six fines were issued after a house party in Aberdeen.

And in Paisley three men were fined for being in a van together on Saturday.

Police said they had no reasonable excuse to be together and they told officers they had no intention of complying with regulations.

The Aberdeen house party happened on Saturday and the occupants refused to desist.

Fines start at £30, doubling to £60 if they are not paid within 28 days. Repeat offenders can face fines of up to £960.

Earlier this week Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said 25 people were fined during the first weekend of restrictions.

Under the restrictions, everybody must stay at home and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse”

Where were the fixed penalty notices issued?

  • North East (20)
  • Forth Valley (6)
  • Tayside (1)
  • Edinburgh (4)
  • Greater Glasgow (46)
  • The Lothians & Scottish Borders (9)
  • Renfrewshire & Inverclyde (8)
  • Argyll & West Dunbartonshire (9)
  • Highland & Islands (1)
  • Fife (4)
  • Lanarkshire (17)
  • Ayrshire (18)
  • Dumfries & Galloway (1)
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