Watch: Yorkshire celebrities echo emergency services' 'Stay at Home' plea ahead of bank holiday weekend

Some of Yorkshire's best known faces from the worlds of sport and entertainment have called for people to heed government instructions and stay at home this bank holiday weekend.

In a series of messages recorded for Calendar, celebrities including Paul Chuckle, magician Dynamo, football pundit Chris Kamara and paralympian Hannah Cockroft all urged the public not to go out in the expected warm weather.


It comes three weeks after getaway hotspots like Whitby and Skegness saw large crowds visiting during good weather.

Today, police in Cumbria stopped two men from Yorkshire heading to the Lake District for a canoeing trip.

And Chief Supt Chris Davison, of Lincolnshire Police, warned people thinking about a trip to the coast that they could face fines.

He said: "We have to be firm on this I'm afraid. We've put on extra patrols over the bank holiday weekend to make sure that the routes into and out of the coast are being policed.

"If you turn up, you don't have a reasonable excuse to be here, we will have to enforce. You don't want to have to be on the road and be turned away by police or given a fine, stay at home."

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for people to avoid the county's moorland following fires in Marsden this week.

North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan said the UK should consider following other countries in implementing stricter rules.

She said: "Other countries have got harsher, stricter lockdown laws than we have – in some countries they're limited to a two kilometres radius from their home.

"I don't have any insight into what the government are thinking but one has to look at the measures taken in other countries to see what could happen here, so our message is stay at home, do as you're told an try and save lives."