COVID fines for taunton Lock-in

MPs have debated the inconsistency with which the Police have enforced COVID 19 restrictions since the outbreak began. It leaves the Police in a difficult position. Each force trying to police the rules as it thinks right. And that enforcement process goes on. Avon & Somerset Police have just reported breaking up a “lock-in” at The Waggon, in Taunton. Police were called to the pub at around 11.15pm on Tuesday 20 April.

They report waiting outside the premises and noting a small number of people inside the premises drinking and dancing. Seven fixed penalty notices were issued.

Inspector Ruth Gawler notes “Our approach to dealing with such incidents remains the same – we will engage with the public, explain the rules and encourage them to comply. But enforcement through fines remains an option, especially for those responsible for the blatant and deliberate breaches we’ve been called out to deal with in recent days.

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