Police turn back Peak District visitors who defied covid guidance

Credit: Bakewell Police SNT

Police have renewed their warnings about people defying coronavirus movement  restrictions to visit beauty spots after six people travelled to the Peak District from Doncaster this morning.

The group had travelled 45 miles to Bakewell to exercise, but officers from Derbyshire Police spotted them and gave the group advice and told them to disperse. Government advice is to exercise locally.

Officers later posted on social media a photograph of Chatsworth, commenting: "for the last few weeks it’s been like a bank holiday. Today, not so much. Thank you for protecting the NHS, staying home."

Meanwhile, Sheffield South East neighbourhood policing team said four people were issued with Covid fines for breaching the current guidelines after they made a 360-mile round trip from Bristol to Sheffield on Saturday ‘for a spot of shopping’.