By Sally Underwood • 16 February 2021 • 15:11
Motril Police: Officers have been issuing fines to people travelling to the area. Image: Ayuntamiento de Motril
Officers from the Local Police handed out the fines after finding residents of Granada who had left the city to come to Motril.
According to media reports, many of those leaving Granada may have been visiting the beach or holiday homes in Motril.
Police set up control points near Playa Granada and Playa del Poniente, with 27 of the fines given for infringing movement restrictions.
Officers set up a control point on the road leading down to Playa Granada where in one day they caught 22 drivers heading for the housing there.
The following day, officers from the Policia Local patrolled beaches checking the identities of beachgoers, with several found to have their addresses in Granada city, which currently still has restriction in place.
According to Motril’s Councillor for Citizen Safety, three fines were given for being out after curfew without a valid reason.
The news comes after police in Malaga handed out more than 600 fines for Covid rule breakers in 10 days.
Officers from the Local Police handed out 608 fines to Covid perimeter closure flouters, mainly at police checks on motorway exits and bus and train stations..
Until Malaga’s business closures came into place, police had been putting checks in place near to shopping centres as well, but are not mainly carrying them out on motorway exits and at transport centres, like bus and train stations.
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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.
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