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Britons urged to snitch on neighbours suspected of breaching lockdown

por Carey Bourassa (2020-04-01)


Police chiefs are encouraging Britons to snitch on neighbours they suspect of breaching the coronavirus lockdown rules put in place to protect them and the rest of the public.  

LONDON Street Fashion Photography with Elena❤️Humberside, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, and Avon and Somerset Police have created a mixture of 'hotlines' and 'online portals' where people can submit tip-offs if lockdown infractions occur. 

The portals have been made in response to a surge in the number of calls to the non-emergency 101 number since the PM imposed the most drastic curtailment of civil liberties in either peacetime or wartime.

Concerned citizens are being asked to fill out an online form specifying the nature of the alleged violations. 

They can report supposed violations committed by individuals, groups, or businesses to police, and provide officers with the specific address, date, and time of the incident. 

It comes as 260 people who tested positive with the coronavirus have today died in a record 24-hour spike, bringing the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 to 1,019.

Britons trying to adjust to life under the coronavirus lockdown are being fined by police officers, and in rare cases arrested for threatening to infect emergency workers by coughing.

Groups of two or more are being dispersed by police across the country, as senior chiefs admit the police are 'essentially powerless' to stop Britons going out more than once a day.  

People have continued to flock to Britain's parks and beaches to take advantage of the sunny weather, running and cycling through Regents Park and Richmond Park in London.

Others went for strolls along Brighton promenade and Lyme Regis in Dorset, or sat on Bournemouth beach; police stopped passersby as they continue to enforce strict social-distancing measures. 

In other coronavirus developments today: 



A record 260 people who tested positive with the coronavirus have died in the biggest 24-hour spike to date, bringing the total number of those who died with Covid-19 to 1,019;

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack self-isolates with coronavirus after Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock catch it; 

Humberside, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, and Avon and Somerset have created a mixture of 'hotlines' and 'online portals' where people can submit tip-offs if lockdown infractions occur;

Images from inside ExCeL Centre show construction work to transform the exhibition centre into a hospital;

Andy Burnham has said that hundreds of firms in Manchester have remained open 'without good reason';

Workers who have not taken a holiday because of the crisis will be able to carry it over into the next two years;

NHS staff to be tested for coronavirus from next week at places including Chessington World of Adventures;

The coronavirus social distancing limit is four times too short, Massachusetts Institute of Technology warned. 






A police officer talks to a cyclist at Regents Park in London today as he enforces the national coronavirus lockdown







A police officer from North Yorkshire Police ensures that motorists comply with the Government's lockdown restrictions







A man in a face mask and protective gloves is stopped by a member of the Royal Military Police 150 Provost Company at a vehicle checkpoint near Catterick Barracks in Yorkshire to ensure he is complying with Government restrictions







A policeman stops a car at a vehicle checkpoint in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, to ensure motorists are complying









A member of the Royal Military Police 150 Provost Company, works alongside North Yorkshire Police, at a vehicle checkpoint near Catterick Barracks in Yorkshire to ensure motorists are complying with the Government's resrictions















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A man wears a mask during a walk as Sussex Police patrol the promenade in Brighton during the coronavirus lockdown







Police talk to people in Bournemouth town centre gardens today as they enforce the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown







Police patrol Bournemouth beach as Britons are encouraged to snitch on neighbours suspected of flouting the lockdown







A Sussex Police patrol car moves amongst people walking along the promenade in Brighton during the lockdown









Today, 260 people in the UK who tested positive with the coronavirus have died in a record 24-hour spike, bringing the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 to 1,019. Yesterday, 181 people with Covid-19 died 







Snoopers can report police for supposed violations committed by individuals, groups, or businesses - putting shops under further pressure. They can also provide the address, and date and time by the minute


Derbyshire and Lincolnshire Police are facing charges of zealotry after using drones to spy upon people who are making 'non-essential trips' like country dog walks. 

Liberty's Director Martha Spurrier said: 'This new law is without doubt the biggest restriction on our individual and collective freedoms in a generation.

'What people may not realise is the extent of its powers, and how long they can be in place for.  

It gives the authorities new powers to detain any one of us that they deem to be potentially infected with the coronavirus. It also removes vital safeguards in care standards, leaving many people who are already at risk, such as disabled people, at further risk, not only of poor care but also of potentially inhumane treatment.

'This legislation... runs to more than 300 pages and includes some spectacular restrictions, including powers to rearrange or cancel elections.

'We'll beat this virus, 쿠팡 생필품 but these measures must be a last resort in that battle and these powers must be removed as soon as possible. We cannot and must not sacrifice all of our hard-won rights and freedoms.' 

Humberside's Head of the Force Control Room said: 'We are aware there will be individuals who choose not to adhere and understandably, people do want to report this type of behaviour to us as it is risking lives. 

'The online portal has been developed precisely for reports of this nature, where groups have been seen gathered, and has a dedicated team who will receive the report as soon as it is made.' 














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A police officer asks people to leave the beach in Brighton to ensure they are complying with the Government's restrictions







Police are seen breaking up a football game taking place on Roath Rec in Cardiff, South Wales amid the lockdown







Police patrol Bournemouth beach and stop a man passing by as they enforce the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown







Police interact with two men walking through Buchanan Street in Glasgow during the coronavirus lockdown







Members of the public exercising closely at Paddington Recreation Ground in London, during the coronavirus lockdown







A family sit on the beach in Brighton as scores of Britons adjust to life under the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown







People exercise in the early morning sun at Hyde Park in central London, during a lockdown over the spread of Covid-19







Members of the public jogging in Regents Park in London, during a lockdown over the spread of the coronavirus







Cyclists enjoying the sunshine in Richmond Park in London today as scores of Britons adjust to the coronavirus lockdown







A man wears a face masks as a precaution against Covid-19, walking through Battersea Park in London for his daily exercise







As people walk and run through Battersea Park in London today, police are encouraging Britons to snitch on rule-breakers







Police officers speak to a man sitting down in Princess Gardens in the centre of Manchester during the lockdown 















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A police officer in a vehicle speaks to a man resting on the grass in Greenwich Park in London after the Government ordered a sweeping and unprecedented national lockdown to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus







Avon and Somerset Police officers chat to a dog walker in a park in Bristol, where they are patrolling and enforcing the Government's sweeping and unprecedented national lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus 















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