POLICE across Lancashire disrupted a number of coronavirus breaches over the last weekend, including a wedding and a hot tub party.

In total between 6am on Friday and 6am on Monday officers received 362 Covid logs and issued 124 tickets.

This had fallen slightly compared to 461 Covid logs and 277 tickets issued the previous weekend.

Lancashire Police chief superintendent Russ Procter said: “While it is pleasing to see a significant drop in Covid-related logs, we remain in the middle of a pandemic and it is crucial we stick to the rules and regulations and play our part.

“We have always taken a proportionate approach to breaches of the regulations, educating, explaining and engaging first, with enforcement as a last resort but when people blatantly break the rules we will not hesitate to take a firmer approach.

“Disappointingly some of the incidents this weekend, including student parties, wedding parties and hot tub parties continue to test our resolve and take us away from spending time dealing with crime and keeping people safe."

One such incident was a wedding celebration on Dukes Brow in Blackburn on Saturday in which nine people were given a £200 penalty notice each and told to leave.

Another was a student house party at Leighton Halls, Preston in the early hours of Saturday morning in which 26 £800 tickets were issued to attendees.

Officers then found a number of people hiding under beds and in cupboards at a home on Church Street in Lancaster after reports of loud music and issued six tickets.

Finally police were called at around 3.40am on Sunday to a home on Marlborough Drive, Walton-le-Dale, to a report of a hot tub party at which three people were fined £200.

Chief superintendent Procter said: “I must thank the many people across Lancashire who continue to abide by the rules.

"You’re all playing your part.”

To report a suspected coronavirus breach, go to: https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/.