Priti Patel announcement: What time is the home secretary's speech on police fines tonight?

PRITI Patel will address the nation tonight as police step up enforcing coronavirus fines.

The Home Secretary is expected to be joined by police chiefs in what will be her first No.10 press conference since last May.

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What time is Priti Patel's announcement?

Priti Patel's announcement will begin at 5pm.

It will be the first No.10 press briefing the Home Secretary has given since last May.

What is Priti Patel expected to say?

The Home Secretary will press the Government's message that the nation must stick by the rules to get Covid cases down again, after days of the numbers soaring.

Her message is likely to echo that of Met Chief Cressida Dick, who this morning said police will be quicker to fine people for breaking lockdown laws.

She also revealed the Met had dished out 300 fines in the last 24 hours alone as the message was ramped up.

It comes as people continue to hold illegal parties and gatherings during the strict lockdown, with cops urging people to stick to the rules.

How can I watch the press conference?

You can watch tonight's briefing on The Sun's YouTube page, or via our live coronavirus blog.

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