A dog walker talking to police patrolling the lockdown in Blackburn, April 12th 2020 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Following the recent confirmation that a large number of prosecutions have been wrongly pursued under the coronavirus emergency legislation, there is increasing concern at the very high numbers of fixed penalty notices that have been handed out by police for alleged breaches of lockdown laws.

There is every reason to believe many of these fines may also have been wrongfully issued. In particular, we are concerned about the targeting of vulnerable people and members of black, Asian and other minority communities.

In partnership with a number of other campaigning groups and lawyers from Doughty Street Chambers, we are collectively looking into this issue with a view to challenging the legality of these fines, but need your help.

If you have been issued with a fixed penalty notice and would be prepared to share the details with us, we would be very grateful to hear from you as soon as possible.

Please contact us in strictest confidence at NetpolAdmin@protonmail.com. Alternatively, you can email Pippa Woodrow at Doughty Street Chambers at p.woodrow@doughtystreet.co.uk