Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire
By Bethany Winter | 11th January 2021
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.
A very proactive sunday for North Cotswolds NPT Team 2! More than 50 tourists engaged with and many sent home, 2 cars seized for motoring offences and multiple tickets and fines handed out. #Charlie9251 #Pete2431 #John9288 pic.twitter.com/54hbzvx2rV— Cotswolds Police (@CotswoldsPolice) January 10, 2021
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.
@ForestPolice officers have advised 7 males attending Cannop Cycle Centre today to return home to Caerphilly, should they be found in the area again during lockdown they will be fined! #Engage #Explain #Educate #Enforce #Staylocal #Opquad— Forest Police (@ForestPolice) January 10, 2021
"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.
@ForestPolice have been out and about in @theforestofdean utilising the all terrain vehicle and quad as reports had been received that off road motorbikes had been using the forest tracks. #Opquad #Stayathome pic.twitter.com/FioJhkgwdu— Forest Police (@ForestPolice) January 10, 2021
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."
Two men, suspected to be anti-Lockdown protesters, were arrested this afternoon for participating in a gathering in breach of the Corona virus regulations in King St, Stroud. Both refused to give their names and address necessitating the arrest by local neighbourhood officers. pic.twitter.com/WKZfcdYVnA— Stroud Police (@StroudPolice) January 9, 2021
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