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Shoppers out and about in Portstewart

Shoppers out and about in Portstewart

Shoppers out and about in Portstewart

The PSNI has not fined a single person who has failed to wear a face mask in a shop - one week after the controversial rule was introduced.

Retailers and staff insisted last week that they were not responsible for enforcing the regulation, which came into force last Monday, while the PSNI said it would "only use enforcement as a last resort".

Policing Board member Mervyn Storey felt that the public wants to see the rule enforced but it is unclear as to who should be taking the lead.