Between March 27th and May 11th Lancashire Police have dished out 736 fines for alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown. Provisional data shows 13,445 fixed penalty notices have been recorded by forces in England between March 27th and May 11th

The fines were all handed out before the penalty was raised from £60 to £100. If all these were paid early, which would see the fines reduced to £30, those handed out in Lancashire would therefore bring in £22,080.  Lancashire Police have been the sixth most pro-active in the country. Warwickshire issued the fewest, with just 31. Here is the top six of the league table for the number of fines!

Metropolitan Police 906

Thames Valley 866

North Yorkshire 843

Devon and Cornwall 799

West Yorkshire 758

Lancashire 736


A higher fine of £100, reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days, can now be imposed in England.  This rises to a maximum of £3,200 for subsequent offences.