More than 200 fines were dished out in Glasgow this week to louts who were caught flouting coronavirus rules. 

A total of 208 people across the city were slapped with Fixed Penalty Notices - worth £60 each - between February 10 and February 17. 

The data, published by Police Scotland, revealed Glasgow East as the worst-offending area during the seven-day period. 

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It comes after we reported on an "illegal gathering" in the East End on Valentine's Day.

Officers swooped down on the event at a premises on London Road during the early hours of February 14. A total of 56 Fixed Penalty Notices were handed out with three arrests made in relation to breaches of Covid guidelines. 

During the same weekend, the force handed out 50 separate fines to revelers in the East who caught breaking the virus laws.

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Glasgow East also accumulated the highest number of arrests than any other area in the city.

The North East followed, with three arrests made during the seven-day period. 

Meanwhile, no arrests were recorded in the North West or South West areas of Glasgow. 

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The data shows 101 people broke themselves away from large gatherings after being instructed to by police - which is almost double the amount than the week before. 'Reasonable force' was used on two of these occasions.

The worst-offending division to record the highest number of Covid breach incidents was Glasgow's North West as police gave culprits 53 warnings and handed out 35 fines. 

The findings revealed Glasgow North to be stringently obeying Covid rules as no warnings, fines or arrests were conducted over the past week. 

Commenting on the latest figures, Chief Superintendent, Mark Sutherland, said: “We fully recognise the impact the restrictions are having on people’s lives and thank the vast majority of the public who continue to do the right thing, take personal responsibility, and adhere to the restrictions. It is clear however that significant sacrifices are vital to help suppress the spread of coronavirus.

“The Chief Constable has made it clear that our approach throughout the pandemic has not changed. Police Scotland officers will continue to support people to follow the regulations and encourage them to take personal responsibility.

“People should not leave their homes unless for essential purposes and the best way to stay safe is to stay at home.

“Officers will continue to explain the regulations and to encourage people to do the right thing. Where officers encounter wilful breaches they will act decisively to enforce the law."

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The data, published by Police Scotland, looks at how many times officers dispersed gatherings and issued Fixed Penalty Notices under Covid laws brought in last year.

Officers were given the authority to break up house parties and social gatherings found to in breach of the rules, in a bid to prevent any further transmission of the virus.