Why is it still so difficult to challenge Covid fines?

There is no formal process to challenge a fine other than refusing to pay and risking prosecution, Lizzie Dearden  writes

Monday 11 January 2021 20:39 GMT
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<p>North Yorkshire Police officers stop motorists in cars to check their travel is ‘essential’</p>

North Yorkshire Police officers stop motorists in cars to check their travel is ‘essential’

The furore over an attempt to fine two women £200 after they travelled to a Derbyshire reservoir for a walk has renewed scrutiny of the UK’s coronavirus laws.

Officers were forced to withdraw the penalties after a public backlash, and a “clarification” that the women had not broken the law.

Police leaders stress that the mistake was an isolated incident, but it is one that illustrates issues that have been the subject of warnings throughout the pandemic.

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