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People From Deprived Neighbourhoods Were Given More COVID Fines in Scotland: Study

Overall more than one in four fixed penalty notices were issued for breaches of COVID-19 rules to those living in deprived areas in Scotland, though in later lockdowns police dealt with more people from wealthier backgrounds, according to a new study.
The report called “Police Use of COVID-19 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) in Scotland” was published on Thursday to reflect on the police use of temporary powers of enforcement issued under First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP).
Least Deprived Areas
It found that people living in the 10 percent most deprived areas of Scotland were 2.6 times more likely to be handed a fine than those living in the least deprived areas, figures analysed by report author Professor Susan McVie at the University of Edinburgh showed….

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