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Priti Patel to hold government press conference on coronavirus as police vow to get tough on rule breakers

Sign up for the latest from M.E.N. political editor Jennifer WilliamsPriti Patel will hold a press briefing on the government's response to coronavirus this afternoon.The Home Secretary will be speaking from Downing Street at 5pm.It comes as Britain’s most senior officer warned that officers will move “swiftly” to fine people who blatantly ignore coronavirus lockdown rules.In recent days, officers have been criticised by some for handing out fines and questioning people caught outside of their homes for non-essential reasons.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said officers in London had issued more than 300 notices in the space of 24 hours for “flagrant” violations of the regulations.“That is quite a lot.

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