The area with the highest proportion of unpaid fines was Cleveland, according to the data, where 72% of the fines were not paid.
In some parts of England, more than three in five fines handed out to those who have breached coronavirus restrictions have gone unpaid, new data shows.
Nine forces saw that 60% or more of issued fines given to coronavirus rule-breakers went unpaid within 28 days between 27 March and 21 September, according to figures from the criminal records office ACRO obtained by the Press Association (PA).
It comes a day after it emerged that police forces were told last week to stop issuing “super-fines”, over concerns the £10,000 fixed penalty can be challenged in court.
That decision has now been reversed and officers can resume issuing fixed penalty notices, as long as anyone given one made aware they can challenge it in court.
The area with the highest proportion of unpaid fines was Cleveland, according to the data, where 72% of the fines (215 out of 298) were not paid.Advertisement
In Northumbria, it was 68% of fines that were left unpaid (188 out of 278), and in West Yorkshire it was 66% (497 out of 756).