Border drama as two women fined and car seized under NI Coronavirus legislation

The PSNI has fined two women under the Health Protection Regulations NI 2020 (Coronavirus Restrictions) after an incident along the border on Monday.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 6:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 6:42 pm

Chief Inspector Jonny Hunter said explained how the incident unfolded along the border area between Strabane, Co. Tyrone and Lifford, Co. Donegal.

"Police in Strabane seized a vehicle yesterday afternoon (Monday April 13) which had reportedly failed to stop for An Garda Síochána (AGS) in the Lifford area of County Donegal.

"AGS colleagues had alerted us at 3:10pm that a red Audi A4 had made off from their officers and crossed into Strabane.

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The incident occurred along the border area between Strabane in Co. Tyrone and Lifford in Co. Donegal on Monday. (PA Wire)

"We subsequently located the vehicle, abandoned in the Clady village area, at around 4pm, which we subsequently seized.

"Two females were subsequently issued with two fines for breach of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020.”

Chief Inspector Hunter added: "This is a good example of cross border work with our colleagues in An Garda Síochána.”

At the time of publishing, 124 people in Northern Ireland and 365 people in the Republic of Ireland had died after testing positive for COVID-19.