10th Aug, 2020

West Mercia Police's praise for people 'staying at home' during the Easter weekend

Tristan Harris 14th Apr, 2020 Updated: 14th Apr, 2020

WEST Mercia Police have thanked people for heeding the advice to ‘Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save lives’ over the Easter weekend.

Officers out and about found empty parks, town centres and even the M5 in Worcestershire which, during a normal bank holiday, would have been bumper to bumper.

Ch Supt Tom Harding said: “I want to say a massive thank you to everyone across the three counties we cover for their over-whelming support over the bank holiday weekend.

“The vast majority of people took the advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives, and I’m really pleased to be able to say that we have not seen any significant issues this weekend.

“I have seen some fantastic photographs from our teams of empty roads.

“This is great and the positive response means officers can continue to support our local communities by engaging, explaining and encouraging people rather than enforcement, this will always only ever be a last resort.”

The police are also encouraging members of the public who want to report any significant issues or serious breaches of the ‘stay at home’ measures.

Ch Supt Harding added: “If you are concerned and feel you have information about a significant issue or serious breach of the ‘stay at home’ measures, then please can I encourage you to tell us about it online via our website.”

Reporting issues enables officers to identify any patterns and trends where they need to so they can engage with those flouting the law and take appropriate action.

To report Covid-19 breaches to West Mercia Police click here.

 

 

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