Police have urged people to ‘please keep going’ and follow the Covid rules, one year on since the anniversary of the first lockdown.
And officers have revealed some of the latest breaches of the regulations. “We will continue to play our part in tackling the public health crisis through the Easter holidays and beyond,” Superintendent Mike Walker of North Yorkshire Police said today.
Officers in Scarborough responded to a report at 1.21am on Sunday (21 March) of a suspected indoor gather taking place at Eastfield.
It turned out to be a woman’s 20th birthday party and three of the guests attempted to hide from the police in a garden shed. The officers fined seven people.
The previous day proved busy for police patrolling Filey Country Park.
- At 11.10pm they spotted a Ford Fiesta in the car park with a young couple inside who were on a 150-mile round trip from Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire, without any reasonable excuse to travel under the current lockdown
- Then at 11.15pm, a group of four men from Bradford,were found to have travelled to the park in a Ford Focus with the intention of having a bonfire and having a few beers. The men were sent home after being issued with fixed penalty notices
- At 11.30pm officers then noticed a Ducati campervan. The occupant, a man from Doncaster, told them that he’d had a glass of wine could not drive home.
At 4.33pm on Saturday (20 March) at Selby, officers were called to a report of a gathering in a back garden.
The group of six – five men and a woman – were having a barbecue and mixing with different households. They were all handed fines.
And at 3.50pm on Friday (19 March 2021) on the southbound A168 on the outskirts of Thirsk, a man from London was pulled over in a Mercedes saloon car.
As well as being uninsured for the vehicle, it turned out the man had been visiting friends in Middlesbrough for a couple of days without reasonable excuse under the current health protection regulation – a 500-mile round journey.
He was issued with a fixed penalty notice and the vehicle was seized.