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Wales warns to ban outdoor exercise if the law is ‘flouted’

by LLB Reporter
10th Apr 20 1:36 pm

Police forces across the UK and the government are warning people “not to go out this Easter weekend” and not to “flout the law.”

Last weekend thousands of people ignored the government advice and flocked to beaches and parks sunbathing and having picnics, which has continued.

The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford warned on Friday the lockdown could be “tightened” to include banning people from “outdoor exercise.”

If there are any “large scale flouting of law he warns the ban could start, and added that fines could be increased.

However, Drakeford said he does not want to toughen the measures as the government rules are already “an enormous burden.”

The First Minister said, “We check every weekend with the police whether they think they have the powers they need… if they come to me to say they need more powers, they will get more powers.”

A Police Chief Constable has warned those who flout the coronavirus lockdown law could be arrested and face a criminal record.

Northamptonshire Police chief constable Nick Adderley was asked would he arrest people for sunbathing or those who gather in groups.

He said, “Yes, it’s an option. What I’m saying is we’ve got to get really serious with this, people are dying every day.”

Police across the UK do have the power to enforce the lockdown rules if Covid Idiots do not comply with the law, and will receives fines, or arrest.

Police chiefs across the UK want government ministers to now consider stricter lockdown measures over the fears that there will be a minority who will break the rules over the Easter weekend.

Chief constable Adderley said his officers have “stepped things up here” and are going to “hone in on” the “minority” who break the rules.

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