FOUR people have been fined in Scotland after a police helicopter unit spotted them ignoring social distancing rules.

The group were stopped by officers in Pollock Park in Glasgow.

Each has been fined for flouting measures announced as part of a UK-wide lockdown to tackle the coronanvirus pandemic.

Reporting the incident on Twitter, Police Scotland Air Unit posted: “Four persons were issued with ASB tickets at Pollok Park, Glasgow this afternoon. Our message is clear: Stay at home.”

A police spokesman said officers were alerted to the group by the Air Support Unit due to public seen “not abiding Government guidance regarding social distancing or gatherings of more than two people”.

READ MORE: Coronavirus: Scots ignoring isolation rule face fines or arrest

The social distancing measures have been introduced along with instructions for Scots only to leave their houses for essentials such as food and medicine.

People also have permission to go outdoors once a day to exercise.

Officers will have powers to disperse gatherings under a ban on meetings of more than two people, apart from those who live together.

Those found breaching the rules can be slapped with £60 fines and could end up in court if they do not pay.