NSW Police hands out more than 450 infringement notices

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys says officers have issued 454 infringement notices across NSW in the last day.

Mr Worboys said 171 of those were issued in south-west and north-west Sydney.

“Police continue to have a focus in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Campsie area,” he said.

“Yesterday, whilst the vast majority of people in that specific LGA were doing the right thing, police were still confronted by people who were outside of their homes without a reasonable excuse buying simple goods but then hanging around and gathering and putting not just themselves at risk but their family at risk.

“It’s unfortunate that this focus continues, and it will continue until such times as the infections and the transmissions in those areas begin to fall away.

“NSW Police, every single day, look at where the infections, where the transmissions are, what are the LGAs of concern, and they task police resources to those areas.”

Mr Worboys added that Crime Stoppers receives about 1,000 calls per day from members of community concerned about others breaching public health orders.