POLICE issued a Helensburgh man with a fixed penalty after investigating a report of an alleged lockdown party in the town.

Having received a report of an ongoing party at a property in Adelaide Street police attended the address at around 9pm on Friday, April 16, where they issued a 22-year-old male with a fixed penalty for allegedly breaching Covid legislation.

According to police, the same man, a resident of the town’s Kirkmichael Road, was also arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with a curfew requiring him to remain within his home address between 7pm and 7am each night.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed last week that mainland Scotland would move into level three restrictions from Monday, April 26, meaning a maximum of six people from up to two households can socialise indoors in a public place.

However, in-house socialising is still prohibited under the current legislation, and is expected to remain banned until the move into level two restrictions - currently pencilled in for Monday, May 17.

In Scotland, under the Covid-19 police powers people aged 16 or over can be fined £60 for their first offence, which can be lowered to £30 if paid within 28 days.