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.
“What we found in Chandos Recreation Ground NW9 is ridiculous!! 20-30 males playing cricket and running away after seeing police.”
Adding, “We still cannot believe what we found in the park yesterday… These people clearly don’t care about the NHS, but will be the first to complain about our great NHS staff when they end up in hospital with coronavirus.”
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick warned, that if the public do not obey police instructions it will “result in enforcement.”
The Commissioner said, “It’s extremely important that we all do try to comply with the restrictions and we in the police of course have our part to play.
“If we have to, we will be very firm in that, if somebody completely refuses, but this is an absolute last resort, it will result in enforcement.”
Officers from @MPSKensalGreen were tasked to deal with people not following government rules. What we found in Chandos Recreation Ground NW9 is ridiculous!! 20-30 males playing cricket and running away after seeing police @MPSBrent #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/pVpUU3WXLV
— Kensal Green Police (@MPSKensalGreen) April 7, 2020
This comes after many people are ignoring the governments advice, which is “backed up in law” as groups of people are still gathering in parks and other public spaces.
Parks in Battersea on Saturday were full of people gathering, and also along the River Thames.
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.”