Hampshire Police apologise for leaflet threatening cyclists with £50 fine for not wearing a helmet

Leaflet distributed by neighbourhood police "without final approval"

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Hampshire Police has apologised after a leaflet was sent out to parents at a secondary school saying that cyclists would be fined a minimum of £50 for failing to wear a helmet.

The leaflet, which the force says was distributed by a neighbourhood policing team without approval, said that cyclists would receive fines for a range "offences", including failure to wear a helmet, which is not against the law.

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