COVID CRACKDOWN: Police bust two parties in Ballymena and hand out THIRTY TWO £200 fines

POLICE busted two Saturday night parties in Ballymena and handed out thirty-two £200 fines.

The fines haul totaled £6,400, ‘Ballymena Daily’ can reveal.

It is understood police were called to the Ballymoney Road area of Ballymena on Saturday night.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed to ‘Ballymena Daily’ on Monday: “Police in Ballymena issued 32 COV 4 fines of £200 and six COV 2 prohibition notices after calling at two properties hosting parties on Saturday 21st November.

“Everyone over the age of 18 was fined with 15 fines being issued at the first location and 17 at the second.”

Meanwhile, local police chief, Superintendent Michael Simpson, told ‘Ballymena Daily’: “A key role for the Police Service of Northern Ireland is to support our public health colleagues and the NI Executive to ensure we all play our part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus and help save lives.

“It is disappointing and frustrating that some people continue to disregard clear and specific advice, guidance and warnings issued by police, the Health Minister and others but Police will continue in our efforts to implement the Health Protection Regulations.”

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