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Thousands of people reporting those who break lockdown rules

by LLB Reporter
9th Apr 20 9:56 am

Crimestoppers are receiving thousands of calls of people who are breaking the governments coronavirus lockdown rules across the UK.

Some reports include people who have coronavirus are deliberately going outside threatening to infect others or are coughing at people with many parties being planned.

Crimestoppers have passed around 500 anonymous tip-offs to the police, of pubs and restaurants that remain open, which are the most serious breaches of the law.

Crimestoppers chief executive Mark Hallas said: “As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are experiencing high levels of information through our anonymous online form.

“Please note we can only pass on information about the most serious breaches to the police about offences that directly threaten people’s health.

“We want to know about anyone who poses a direct risk to public health, such as an individual who continues to work despite being unwell, or is threatening to infect others with the virus or deliberately coughing over people.

“We will also take information on planned gatherings and those frequenting their second or holiday homes.

“Please do not tell us about those who leave home more times than recommended, or households who are not following social distancing rules in their gardens, or a workplace dispute over what constitutes an ‘essential service’.”

Derbyshire Police Chief Constable Peter Goodman told MPs, “Just over 11%  of our calls to the service from members of the public over the last weekend have been in relation to Covid-19.

“Some of it is about things taking place in public spaces, some of it a bit more about people entertaining at their home addresses.

“We do believe some of that is a little misguided, a little of it may be malicious, getting your own back on your neighbours.

“But the vast majority of it has been about concerned members of the public doing the responsible thing.”

A large group of up to 30 men were caught playing cricket by the police in London, despite the enforced lockdown and social distancing rules.

Police in Kensal Green, North London shared a video of the Covid Idiots running and collecting their belongings, when police approached them.

Kensal Police tweeted, “Officers from @MPSKensalGreen were tasked to deal with people not following government rules.

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has repeatedly warned Britons not to sunbathe and only go out if it is essential.

This comes after many people are still ignoring the governments advice, which is “backed up in law” as groups of people are still gathering in parks and other public spaces.

Hancock said, “We’re absolutely clear that you should not leave your home unless it’s for one of four reasons: for medical reasons, to buy food, to go to work if you can’t work at home and for exercise.”

He added that the rules are there for the protection of public health, these are “backed up in law.”

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