POLICE have said they took action against people breaking coronavirus lockdown rules over the weekend in Worcestershire.

West Mercia Police wrote on social media that they acted after people breached the no mixing households indoor rules.

The rules state people must stay at home apart from a number of reasons including shopping for basic necessities, going to work, exercise, meeting with a support bubble, seeking medical assistance or for education or childcare reasons.

And the rules state households are not allowed to mix indoors in private homes.

Pershore police wrote on Sunday: "It's so important everyone sticks to the current restrictions in place due to the global pandemic.

"Last night fixed penalty tickets were given out in Pershore to people blatantly breaching the rules mixing households indoors! #StayHome"

They also tweeted a link to the government's rules, and a picture of the government's key message: "Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives".

Police action ranges from a fixed penalty notice of up to £200 for a first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.

For anyone who holds, or are involved in an illegal gathering that has more than 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000.