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Image copyright Getty ImagesMen aged 18 to 34 from ethnic minority groups were twice as likely to be fined for breaching lockdown coronavirus laws as young white men, figures show.

A National Police Chiefs’ Council report said overall those from minority ethnic groups were 1.6 times more likely to be fined than white people.

Police have been able to issue fines for breaching public health regulations introduced to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 since 27 March.

‘Plan of action’The report also said there were 20 forces that each issued fewer than 40 fines in total to people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Mr Hewitt said he was not aware of any fines being issued to shop customers since face coverings were made mandatory in stores in England on Friday.

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