Police patrols increased in Harrogate following spike in visitors to the town

North Yorkshire police have stepped up patrols in Harrogate following an increase in the number of people visiting the town.

Reports have been filed of people having picnics, residents drinking in the streets, groups congregating in the town centre and people meeting up to go for walks, despite the Government’s measures instructing people to ‘stay at home’.

It is really disappointing that we are having to step up our patrols in Harrogate today.

Penny Taylor, Harrogate’s Neighbourhood Policing Inspector