POLICE have issued 170 more Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for breaching Covid regulations across North Yorkshire.

A spokesperson for the force said this morning that this was an increase of 21 on the number of FPNs issued the week before.

The further 170 penalties means that 1980 have been issued during the third lockdown - and 3876 since the first lockdown began in March last year.

Thirty-four of the further FPNs were issued in York, 89 in Scarborough, 23 in Harrogate, three in Selby and one in Ryedale.

The FPNs are split into five different categories: being outside the place of living, indoor gatherings, outdoor gatherings, obstruct/contravene and gatherings of over 15 people.

Eighty of the further penalties were given to those outside their place of living, 11 for outdoor gatherings, 76 for indoor gatherings, three for obstruct/contravene and none for gatherings of over 15 people.

Eighty-two of the FPNs were handed to local people and 88 to visitors.