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Short Update: UK National Police Chiefs' Council Chair delivers speech at government COVID-19 briefing covering enforcement data

FairTrialsAdmin - April 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences, Extended police powers

On 11 April, the National Police Chiefs' Council Chair provided an update on policing during the pandemic. Amongst other comments on general policing, the Chair gave an indication of early data on Coronavirus-related police offences collated up to 8 April. Drawing from this early data from 37 police forces, he set out that as a daily average, police were issuing fewer than 84 fines a day. He also confirmed that 'in the few cases where officers (…) have made mistakes in interpreting new regulations' they have rapidly set out to remedy them. 

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