'Bibury is closed to visitors': police remove unlawful signs put up in Gloucestershire village

The signs have been removed by police. Credit: Cotswolds Police

Police in Gloucestershire have removed signs warning members of the public that a popular village is closed to visitors.

Officers working in Bibury, a village in the Cotswolds, found the signs which declared "Bibury is closed to visitors".

In a post on Twitter they warned those responsible that the actions "can result in fines up to £2500".

It comes as lockdown restrictions have been eased in England, allowing people in the country to travel unlimited distances to exercise.

Police said they "understand fears" people may have around the spread of coronavirus, however confirmed that "people are now lawfully allowed to visit."