Lancashire residents urged 'not to become complacent' by police as lockdown restrictions ease

Police have encouraged residents to "stick to the rules that remain in place" as lockdown restrictions ease across Lancashire.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:29 pm

The warning was issued by police following a weekend which saw officers hand out over 117 fixed penalty notices from Friday, March 26 to Monday, March 29.

Incidents included at least three house parties in Blackpool which saw police issue more than £37,000 in lockdown fines in the resort.

Officers also issued a ticket to the owner of a garage in Hambleton after 25 to 30 were found gathering inside.

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Lancashire Police have now urged people not to become complacent as lockdown eases across the country.

A spokesman for the force said: "We know this relaxation of the regulations will be very much welcomed (including by us!).

"However, most of the rules are still in place to keep everyone safe...and as we had to break up several large parties this weekend we’re now asking that people don’t become complacent.

"We want everybody to enjoy the long Easter weekend but most of all we want everybody to stay safe – so we ask that you stick to the rules that remain in place which will hopefully mean we can continue on the roadmap."

The warning comes after lockdown restrictions eased across the country.

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