More police will be deployed on the streets to impose fines on Covid blurers as Priti Patel denounces “a minority putting the nation in danger”

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More police will be deployed on the streets to fine Covid flautists in the coming days as Priti Patel criticized the “minority putting the nation in danger”.

The Home Secretary has issued a stern warning for everyone to play their part and behave responsibly to help bring down the cases.

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Priti Patel hit the minority by breaking the rulesCrédits: Getty Images – Getty
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Police will step up enforcement of finesCredit: BackGrid

The British have been told to act like they have Covid and follow the rules to protect the NHS and save lives.

Police chiefs detailed ‘dangerous, selfish and utterly irresponsible’ violations of the rules, including a recent boat party where people paid £ 30 to attend, a mini-bus from Cheltenham that all went for a ride in the Country Wales and a £ 10,000 fine for a party organizers called a ‘professional event’.

She thanked everyone who followed lockdown laws and canceled plans with their families and loved ones.

The Minister of the Interior underlined: “A minority of people put the health of the nation in danger by not following the rules.

“If you don’t play your part, our altruistic police officers out there, risking their own lives to protect us, are enforcing the rules. ”

Councils have been reminded of their role today in helping enforce the rules – and fining people who break them faster.

Almost 45,000 fines have been imposed across the UK, she revealed.

She appeared alongside Martin Hewitt, chairman of the National Council of Chiefs of Police, as well as Dr Vin Diwakar, regional medical director for London this evening.

Mr Hewitt said: “At this critical time we will have more dedicated police officers on dedicated patrols to take action against the little ones who let us all down. ”

He lambasted a “stubborn minority” of people who refuse to obey the rules and stressed that Britain is currently at the “most dangerous stage” of the pandemic.

Mr Hewitt said: “With the virus spreading so quickly, through contact with others, we should all be asking ourselves whether our reason for leaving home is really essential. ”

He came like:

  • Police Minister Kit Malthouse admitted it was legal to have take-out coffee as part of your exercise
  • Cressida Dick backed Boris Johnson for taking a bike ride 7 miles from his home – but called on the government to define what was ‘local’
  • Ministers called on all supermarkets to enforce mask rules – as Sainsbury’s has said it will hire security guards to do so

Dr Vin Diwakar has warned tonight that the NHS faces the biggest public health crisis “since World War II”.

This week, ministers are stepping up enforcement, with Met Chief Cressida Dick saying it’s no longer acceptable for people to no longer follow the rules.

This morning, she said police will be fining people more quickly for breaking lockdown laws.

She revealed that the Met had imposed 300 fines in the past 24 hours alone, as the message grew.

And it was found that people were still having illegal parties, playing poker in basements, and having other gatherings during the strict lockdown.

Officers stop people in the street and ask them where they are going and why they left their homes.

Dame Cressida has also slammed Covid lockdown rule breakers who throw parties, get together in basements to play or attend unlicensed raves.

The top British cop criticized a “small minority” for “blatantly ignoring the rules”.

It comes after Derbyshire Police apologized and overturned £ 200 fines imposed on two women who had traveled five miles for walks.

It came as:

  • Police Minister Kit Malthouse admitted it was legal to have take-out coffee as part of your exercise
  • Cressida Dick backed Boris Johnson for taking a bike ride 7 miles from his home – but called on the government to define what was ‘local’
  • Ministers called on all supermarkets to enforce mask rules – as Sainsbury’s has said it will hire security guards to do so
Dame Cressida Dick said police would quickly fine lock breakers
Dame Cressida Dick said police would quickly fine lock breakers

Today Boris Johnson will hold a Cabinet meeting of his leadership team this morning to determine whether to implement tougher lockdown rules to try to reduce the number of Covid cases.

The Prime Minister will bring his ministers together for a discussion on the latest figures and the impact of the national lockdown, announced last Monday.

Shops, schools and sports facilities have been closed across England, and people have been urged to stay home again – at least until mid-February.

But the number of cases continued to rise – in part because people were allowed to mix between households over Christmas and because of the new, super-prevalent Covid strain.

Hospitals are under significant pressure and could be overwhelmed within a fortnight, NHS bosses have said.

The government is considering what might be needed to stop the spread of the virus – although no changes are expected to be imminent.

Ministers want to wait and see the impact of the latest measures before making new decisions.

But No10 said all strategies and restrictions remain under constant review.

The British were warned last night against take-out coffees – amid warnings, two buddies who meet will be banned if people continue to ‘bend’ the rules.

Police chiefs have asked for clarification on the “woolly” rules for staying local.

West Yorkshire Police Federation chairman Brian Booth said: ‘The advice is you have to be local in your own community near you, but people far exceed that.

“The agents have no legal power to deal with it, so it’s really a bit absurd.

“Advice is people’s moral judgment, if they do it, but when it comes to policing – it’s impossible. ”

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