16th Jul, 2020

Droitwich Police warn they will break up gatherings during COVID-19 lockdown

Tristan Harris 1st Apr, 2020 Updated: 1st Apr, 2020

DROITWICH Police has praised the majority of residents for complying with the COVID-19 lockdown and stopping the spread of the virus.

But officers have warned enforcement action would be taken if needed.

PC Rich Rees from Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We have carried out more visual patrols and a lot of the streets are empty, we have had very few people to speak to about staying at home.

“But we have had some issues with social gatherings in some areas – they have not been massive house parties but they have been people getting together when they shouldn’t be.

“We understand the frustration of people not being able to see their friends or families during this time but we must all stick to the rules to stay at home, prevent the virus from spreading and protect the NHS.”

PC Rees said some people had reported gatherings in their area and he urged others who knew of get-togethers happening near them to get in touch.

“Call us if you need to and we will break up the gatherings.

“We also must warn people that if they do become repeat offenders, we will take enforcement action.”

Anyone needing the police during the lockdown can call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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