Group caught breaking covid rules at hotel near Gatwick Airport

A group of six people at a hotel near Gatwick Airport were slapped with covid fines last night.

Gatwick police said on Twitter: “You may think by meeting as a group in a hotel you can breach Covid rules but #WeHaveEyesEverywhere.

“B Section @Gatwick_Airport dealt with the group robustly, issuing six Covid fines, and processed two for drug offences and sent everybody involved home.”

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Sussex Police continues to enforce Covid-19 regulations.

Picture: Gatwick police

Officers have been conducting patrols, engaging with communities and encouraging members of the public to adhere to the current rules and regulations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Superintendent Julia Pope said: “We know the overwhelming majority of people in Sussex are doing the right thing by staying home, wearing masks and social distancing.

“We understand the past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone but the virus is still very much here and we all need to do what we can to help prevent the spread.

“The rules and regulations are there for a reason and people should not be trying to find loopholes for their actions. Your actions could have serious consequences to the health of others.

“Our officers will continue to use the 4E’s approach and enforcement action will be taken against those who are still blatantly breaching the rules as if they do not apply to them.

“Please, let’s all work together to help prevent this virus, protect the NHS and save lives.”