Police boat dispersing sunbathers on The Hoe

    Image: Dorcas Media (Twitter)

    Officers say people are still breaking social distancing rules

    Police have been patrolling Plymouth Hoe by boat this afternoon (6 April). They were broadcasting a loudspeaker announcement, asking people to keep moving and not congregate together. 

    Several groups have been seen enjoying the spring sunshine by sitting on the seafront rocks and sunbathing. 

    The Government instruction is to avoid these gatherings and only go out with members of your own household and keep a a good two metres from other people.

    On Twitter, Kevin Kelway tweeted to say that "loud hailers from a police water boat on Plymouth Hoe are dispersing sunbathers on the shoreline." 

    Devon and Cornwall Police's Chief Constable has also been warning that tougher measures will be in place over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

    Shaun Sawyer says they will enforce "more robust" restrictions on movement, after many groups gathered in beauty spots across the two counties last weekend, breaking Government instructions. 

     

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