THE number of fines issued to people across the county for breaching lockdown regulations has risen once again, the latest figures show.

In the latest release from the National Police Cheifs' Council, data shows that a total of 736 fixed penalty notices have now been dished out to people flouting coronavirus regulations.

The figure has risen from 653 the last time the end of April.

Overall, cops across Lancashire have dished out significantly more fines than anywhere else, with only officers in Devon and Cornwall, London, Thames Valley and Yorkshire giving out more.

A total of 13,445 fines have now been issued across all of the country.

At the other end of the spectrum, Warwickshire and Staffordshire Police gave out the fewest fines.

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:“The vast majority of people continue to do the right thing, which protects the NHS and helps save lives.

“The figures show our approach is proportionate with just 0.02 per cent of the population in England and Wales being issued with a fine."