'Stay at home - it's not difficult' say Fenland police out on patrol stopping people who are breaking lockdown rules
Police have been out patrolling the streets to make sure people are abiding by the coronavirus lockdown rules imposed by the government.
However, whilst most seem to be listening the Fenland officers have been shocked to find that some are still ignoring the "stay indoors" guideline.
This afternoon, Wednesday, officers said they had spoken to groups of people socialising and posted a picture to their Facebook page of showing a number of men sat on benches in the Town Bridge garden in Wisbech.
Among others breaking the rules were a group of three teenagers who were spotted acting in a suspicious manner in King Street, Wisbech last night (Tuesday).
Posting on their Facebook page officers wrote: "Covid-19 Patrols Do you know where your teenage son is? At 11.11pm last night (24) three males were seen acting in a suspicious manner in King Street, Wisbech.
"On seeing police all three ran, after a short foot chase and a game of hide and seek (which we won) two males were stopped and detained. Both males were searched under Section One of PACE.
"The teenage males informed us they had left their address and their parents did not know where they were. Both males were taken home."
On the same evening officers came across a group of people enjoying a chat and a drink together in St Peter's Gardens.
The officers posted a picture, with the faces blanked out and said: "Whilst on the whole it appears many are listening to the government's words, some have still decided to ignore it! Our officers are out and are proactively looking for groups to disperse! We police are good at remembering faces! Next time it’s a fine!"
The previous evening, just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his plea to everyone to stay at home for the next three weeks, other than to go out for very specific reasons, officers came across to vehicles in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Block Fen Drove, Chatteris.
Policing Fenland said: "Stay at home - it’s not difficult. Last night Prime Minster Boris Johnson placed the UK in 'lockdown' with a number of conditions.
"Yet officers on patrol this morning (02:50 hrs) hours after the announcement from the PM find two vehicles on Block Fen Drove, Chatteris.
"Meeting up to fit a car stereo is not essential, and for both drivers to drive to the location with just a provisional driving licence and No insurance is just as bad.
"We seized both vehicles, both drivers were reported and both taken home."