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Police issue fines for Covid rule breakers in Newbury

Newbury Police have issued fines to two women for breaking Covid rules.

The force slapped the fines on the two women after one of them travelled from London to stay with a friend in Newbury.

Police fines are £200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days. It is then £400 for the second offence, before doubling for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400.

A statement from Thames Valley Police read: "One female had travelled from London to see her friend at her home address, this journey was not essential travel, so fines were issued to both females. One female received a fine for travelling and the other female was fined for letting her friend into her property to stay, knowing that she was breaking the Covid-19 regulations."

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