The Daily Telegraph

Party host is fined £800 for re­peated breaches of rules

- By Jessica Carpani Crime · Manchester · Metropolitan Borough of Stockport · Greater Manchester Police · Heaton Moor

A RE­STRIC­TIONS rule-breaker has been fined a to­tal of £800 for re­peat­edly hold­ing par­ties in virus-hit Bolton.

The of­fender has now been is­sued with four fixed-penalty no­tices (FPN) by Greater Manch­ester Po­lice.

Of­fi­cers were called to re­ports of a large gath­er­ing at the same prop­erty in Pent­land Ter­race, Bolton, on four sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions. The last was at 2am on Sun­day, the force said.

The force said it had is­sued 400 FPNS for breaches of Covid-19 leg­is­la­tion, with 85 is­sued be­tween Fri­day to Sun­day. One in­ci­dent in Heaton Moor, Stock­port, saw around 60 peo­ple at­tend a wed­ding re­cep­tion.

Nick Bailey, As­sis­tant Chief Con­sta­ble of Greater Manch­ester Po­lice, said: “While the vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple in Greater Manch­ester con­tinue to abide by gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion, there are some who con­tinue to flout the law. I would re­mind peo­ple of the very stark fi­nan­cial penalties now in place for fail­ing to fol­low lock­down guid­ance – with fines dou­bling for each fur­ther breach.”

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