19 May, 2020 @ 14:15
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Parents fined after seven minors caught near natural park without sanitary protection on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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PARENTS have been fined after seven minors were caught by Denia Policia Local in contravention of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown regulations.

The minors were spotted close to the Montgo mountain natural park, reportedly without sanitary protection, not respecting social distancing and outside of established timetables.

The agents located the minors’ respective parents, before fining them for disobedience to the state of alarm last Sunday.

It comes as Policia Local in Denia wrote 22 fines that day, while identifying 57 people and stopping 189 vehicles.

One of the fines was for a person trying to access their second home in Denia, mistakenly believing it was possible to travel across Alicante province. (As of Monday circulation throughout Alicante province is possible.)

Four adults were also fined after caught by police with five young children with no social distancing, no sanitary protection and outside of established timetables.

Two people sat on a bench with five under-14s were also fined for not respecting social distancing and leaving the house outside of established timetables.

A motorbike rider was also fined after a police chase in Tossalet. Agents caught the rider, before fining him as he could not justify the reason for his circulation.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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