TWO fines have been issued to people breaching COVID-19 restrictions in Halesowen.

Police out responding to reports of illegal street racing on Manor Way, Halesowen, last night (Saturday January 9) issued two fixed penalty notices for breaching restrictions in place as part of lockdown 3.

They tweeted: "Halesowen team have been responding to reports from the community regarding illegal street racing in Manor Way.

"Only one car around so far but 2 FPNs for breach of Covid restrictions given out."

Under lockdown people must stay at home whenever possible, except for when there is a “reasonable excuse”.

These reasons include work, volunteering, food shopping, exercise or medical reasons.

If the police catch someone leaving their home without what is classed as a “reasonable excuse” a fine can be imposed.

These fines are called fixed penalty notices.

The cost of a first offence is £200, which is lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days, and £400 for a second offence.