WALKERS, runners and cyclists enjoyed the Easter weekend sunshine in droves yesterday despite the Government telling them to stay at home.
One police force even asked the military for help as they tried to keep people off their beaches.
At another resort officers had stern words with sunbathers as a queue built up at an ice cream van.
In London police were called to disperse groups in packed parks while in North Wales there were reports of some holidaymakers having their suitcases sent by courier in case their own cars were stopped and searched.
And Lancashire Police said they had stopped a driver who had travelled more than 20 miles to Lytham – a resort south of Blackpool – to “buy Easter eggs”.
The Government has advised against all but necessary travel and told people to “stay home, save lives” since bringing the lockdown in on March 23.
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April 11, 2020