West Midlands Police said the fixed penalty notice could be doubled and reach as much as £960 if the teenager continues to go outside without good reason. The man’s son was also reported to have been abusive to police.
The neighbourhood policing team in the Blakenall area of Walsall said the teen had been out three times for non-essential purposes, prompting a warning to the boy’s father.
However, the boy then proceeded to go out a fourth time, prompting the fine.
Sergeant Stephen Pursglove of Walsall Police said: “Some people seem to think that they will not catch the virus but they can unwittingly pass it on to others as well as catching it themselves.
“Thousands of people have now died in our own country and many thousands more will die if we don’t all do everything asked of us to prevent the spread of the virus.
A Walsall dad has been fined £480 after his teenage son was caught flouting lockdown rules
West Midlands Police said the fixed penalty notice could be doubled and reach as much as £960 if the teenager continues to go out
“While the vast majority of people are doing as they are asked it is a pity we now have to put ourselves at risk dealing with those who do not.”
Police have been struggling to enforce lockdown rules in recent weeks, with officers seen using megaphones to clear busy parks in London.
Senior policeman have now been forced to demand spit hoods for all officers to protect them from criminals coughing and spitting at them amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sergeant Simon Kempton, the operational lead for Covid-19 at the Police Federation, told MPs the virus was being “weaponised” by criminals.
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He said: “Now more than ever, while Covid-19 is being weaponised, we need those spit guards in the pocket of every single police officer, not just in custody, on the street as well.”
There have been dozens of attacks on police officers by thugs claiming to have coronavirus.
Yesterday, 19-year-old Thomas Wilson was jailed for six months for threatening to cough and spit in a female officer’s face while he was being detained.
Wilson had been flouting coronavirus lockdown rules when firearms police arrested him last Tuesday.
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Officcers have been seen using megaphones to clear busy parks in London
The man’s son was also reported to have been abusive to police
Warwick Crown Court heard he was wanted in connection with an earlier road rage attack in Coventry and began to angrily lash out while being detained.
He then threatened to spit and cough at PC Katie Wynne before officers pulled a spit hood over his head and arrested him.
Wilson, of Binley, Coventry, pleaded guilty to common assault on an emergency worker and was jailed for six months yesterday.
It came as a record high of 854 coronavirus deaths were announced in the UK today, taking the total to 6,227, with 51,608 confirmed cases and Prime Minister Boris Johnson still in intensive care.
The NHS Nightingale hospital in London has now admitted its first coronavirus patients.
The temporary hospital at the ExCel centre was set up in just over a week and officially opened last Friday.
A spokeswoman said: “Our first patients have now been admitted to the NHS Nightingale London, as planned.
“There is also treatment capacity available in other hospitals across London to complement the care being provided at the London Nightingale.”
Senior policeman have now been forced to demand spit hoods for all officers
The hospital will treat Covid-19 patients who have been transferred from other intensive care units across London.
The facility was set up in just over a week by NHS contractors with the assistance of around 200 military personnel.
The hospital, which is named after nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, is split into more than 80 wards containing 42 beds each and will need up to 16,000 staff to keep it running.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Health Secretary Matt Hancock – who has recovered from coronavirus – said the “extraordinary project” was a “testament to the work and the brilliance of the many people involved”.