THOUSANDS of pounds worth of fines have been given out to people found to have broken Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings.
Several defendants appeared at Tameside Magistrates Court accused of breaching rules that prevented groups of people meeting indoors before restrictions were eased.
A number were forced to pay out more than £2,000 after they were fined and ordered to pay costs and surcharges.
Many of them relate to the period Greater Manchester was under tier four of the Government rules as lockdown two bit over the winter.
One, given to 23-year-old Ashton man Qasim Jawad, happened at what was described as ‘an outdoor place other than a public outdoor place,’ Hadfield Close in Manchester’s Rusholme area.
Hyde’s Tiffanie Sanderson was caught at a gathering in Didsbury.
Others took place at homes in Dukinfield, Ashton, Audenshaw and Droylsden.