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Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire

Police in Gloucestershire seized cars, issued breach tickets and arrested two people as they enforced lockdown rules over the weekend.

The North Cotswolds the neighbourhood policing team confronted more than 50 'tourists' visiting the area and sent many of them home.

Two cars were seized for motoring offences and multiple tickets and fines handed out with the police tweeting: "It was a very proactive Sunday for North Cotswolds NPT Team 2," the police tweeted. .

Forest of Dean Police said they tackled seven men from Caerphilly in South Wales who had come to the Forest to mountain bike.

"Officers have advised 7 males attending Cannop Cycle Centre today to return home to Caerphilly. Should they be found in the area during lockdown they will be fined!" the force tweeted.

Forest of Dean Police also tweeted they had been utilising their all-terrain vehicle and quad bike to find off road motorbikers who were reported to be using the Forest tracks.

In Stroud, two men, suspected to be anti-lockdown protesters were arrested for participating in a gathering in breach of the coronavirus regulations in King Street.

"Both refused to give their names and addresses, necessitating the arrest by local neighbourhood officers," Stroud police tweeted.

"When the identity of the pair was confirmed at our custody suite both were reported for summons and have been released."

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