Dartford police broke up a football match involving more than 20 people last week in breach of Covid regulations.

Officers were informed that a group of men had accessed a pitch on Green Road via a hole in the fence on Sunday afternoon.

On their arrival, the majority of the group dispersed. However, a number who returned to collect personal items were met by police and fined.

Some had travelled from outside Kent to take part.

A total of 146 people were fined for breaching Coronavirus regulations across Kent at the weekend.

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Assistant Chief Constable, Claire Nix said: "Whilst it is encouraging that the rate of infection is falling and more people are being vaccinated -  now is not the time to drop our guard and be complacent, we are not yet at the stage where lockdown can be relaxed.

"I would like to thank those residents who are doing the right thing and following the guidelines, it is a difficult time for everyone and I appreciate it is frustrating when you witnesses or learn of people breaching the guidelines - this selfish behaviour puts others in harms way.

"We will not hesitate in taking action against those who blatantly ignore lockdown measures and put some of the most vulnerable members of our community at risk.’