Coronavirus: More than 60 fines issued to people visiting North Yorkshire at the weekend

North Yorkshire Police says people are still ignoring advice to stay away from the county at weekends.  North Yorkshire Police issued more than 60 fines to people visiting the county over the weekend. 12 of the 61 fines were issued to people visiting Malham.   A group from Essex suffered minor injuries in a collision near Pateley Bridge. 61 fines were issued to people visiting on across Saturday and Sunday.

The force says Malham again proved to be a ‘hot-spot’ for out-of-area day-trippers, with 12 of the 61 fines issued being in the vicinity. Nine of those fines were issued to a group of men, who had travelled to Malham from Halifax, Bradford and Southend-on-Sea. Officers from the Roads Policing Group were also kept busy responding to collisions across the region, one of which was near to Pateley Bridge and involved a group from Essex, who fortunately suffered only minor injuries. With the bank holiday approaching, we are already preparing for next weekend and rather frustratingly, based on our experience, we expect it to be a very busy weekend. Sadly, there will be no extended break or celebrations for our officers, who will be out in force.