South Wales Police have fined parents of children who broke lockdown rules after they attended parties and broke anti-social behaviour laws.
Fixed penalty notices were handed to parents in St Mellons, Cardiff and also Taibach near Port Talbot over the weekend.
South Wales Police said that they had received more than 1,500 phone calls on Saturday and 30 fines were issued.
The police service said they had received more than 200 calls related to concerns over large gatherings of youths who were engaging in anti-social behaviour, house parties along with licensed premises breaching the lockdown rules.
Chief Superintendent Andy Valentine said, “I think it is telling that among those fined this weekend were a number of parents who clearly weren’t ensuring their children were also following the rules.
“If we are to help slow the spread of this virus, each and every one of us must take responsibility and ensure that we – and those dependent upon us – are doing the right thing.”
He said officers had also responded to calls over Covid breaches “which while well-intentioned, turned out to not be as reported.”
He added, “Responding to those calls takes time… while it is frustrating for those who are complying when they perceive others not to be, it remains extremely important to us as a force that we are dealing with each report on its merit and we continue to respond in a measured and proportionate manner.”
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