THOUSANDS of fines have been handed out by Greater Manchester Police for pandemic rule-breaking over the last 16 months.

Many of the fines still being dealt with in courts relate to gatherings made at the height of last year’s restrictions, when it was illegal to gather with others indoors or out.

The fines handed out by the courts vary - from not wearing a face covering in a supermarket to travelling to another area while in the tiered system.

Here are some recent cases involving people from Bolton:

Steven Scarbrough, 52, of Queensgate, was convicted of participating in a gathering which took place indoors at Queensgate and consisted of two or more people, contrary to coronavirus restrictions, on November 8. He was fined on June 21.

Lee Bromley, 41, of Longfield Road, entered a Morrisons Supermarket in Dukinfield on December 9, without a face covering and was hit with a fine in court on July 12.

Mohamed Bashir, 28, of Windsor Grove, was discovered in St Helens, Merseyside, on January 29, while in Tier 4. This was when movement between tiered areas was still restricted in the UK.

He was fined on July 9.

All three men above were ordered to pay £1,760.

In addition, they must pay a victim surcharge of £176 and costs of £90, with Bashir paying £10 extra for the latter.

Others that were convicted include Lauren Pyle, 22, of Hatfield Road, fined £1,760 for gathering indoors with two or more people while Bolton was in Tier 3 on December 5. She was fined at court on July 5. She also must pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £176.

Similarly, Gemma Roscoe, 30, of Gerrard Street, was fined for gathering with two or more people on November 19. She was fined £200 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34, as well as costs of £90. She was hit with the fine on June 21.

And Martin Mukuniebdd, 38, of Bromwich Street, was fined £1,760, with a surcharge of £176 and £85 costs, for gathering illegally indoors on 29 November. He was fined on July 5.