7th Jun, 2020

Four quizzed by police in Rubery about their 'essential journey' told officers they were off to play football

Tristan Harris 6th Apr, 2020 Updated: 6th Apr, 2020

POLICE have reiterated their calls for people who are out and about exercising to make sure they do so in their own local area.

It follows officers from Worcestershire Operational Policing Unit stopping a vehicle on the A38 in Rubery earlier today.

When the four people in the car were asked where they were going they told the police they were driving to a field to play football.

In response to the incident OPU said: “Please do your daily exercise around the area that you live and ONLY with people from your household.”

The Government’s regulations, during the coronavirus pandemic state people can only be out of their homes for four reasons – to care for vulnerable people or attend a medical appointment, shopping for essential items, one daily exercise session and to go to work – if that work cannot be done from home.

Anyone who sees people blatantly flouting the lockdown rules are being urged to report it to police online here or – if it is an emergency – by calling 999.

An emergency constitutes if there is a threat to life (including crashes when someone is injured or the road is blocked), if the situation is heated or could get violent, a serious offence is in progress or there is serious disruption to the public.

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