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Man breaches metro lockdown to visit illegal brothel | Daily breaches

By McPherson Media Group

In the past 24 hours Victoria Police issued a total of 122 fines to individuals for breaching the Chief Health Officer directions, including:

  • 11 for failing to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four approved reasons
  • 19 at vehicle checkpoints
  • 45 for curfew breaches
  • 19,154 vehicles checked at the vehicle checkpoints

Police conducted 5169 spot checks on people at homes, businesses and public places across the state (total of 362,368 spot checks conducted since March 21).

Examples from the past 24 hours of breaches include:

  • A man sitting at a bus stop at Glen Waverly railway station during curfew. He stated he was out shopping and then went to a friend's place.
  • A man visiting a friend’s house for lunch in Kingston. He was also more than 5km from home.
  • A man attending an illegal brothel to obtain sexual services.
  • Two women providing sexual services at an illegal brothel.

Man charged following Roxburgh Park protest

Victoria Police has charged a 21-year-old Roxburgh Park male with incitement, following a prohibited gathering which occurred in the area on August 30.

A further five people have been issued with $1652 fines for breaching the Chief Health Officer directions.

More are expected to be fined in the coming days as police continue to investigate the matter.

Police will continue to monitor this type of activity and will be investigating all persons who attend.

"Rest assured we are well prepared to provide a swift and firm response if these selfish people continue to blatantly breach the restrictions," a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

"We are urging these people for one moment to stop thinking about themselves and stop putting Victorians lives at risk."