Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs Pleased With Residents For Following COVID-19 Guidelines

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs Pleased With Residents For Following COVID-19 Guidelines
Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs Pleased With Residents For Following COVID-19 Guidelines

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs says he is pleased that residents in the region enjoyed the bank holiday weekend safely.

He also added that local police engaged with the public and as a result issued just a handful of fixed penalty notices. Now he hopes that people will continue to follow the rules outline by the government. 

Following the bank holiday weekend, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs issued a statement in which he said;

“We are really pleased that our communities were able to enjoy the long weekend safely.

“We spoke with a number of people and groups at our hotspot areas over the weekend, such as the beaches, engaging, explaining and encouraging them to follow the guidelines and laws in place.

“I am pleased to say that the majority of people were following the restrictions in place or did comply with engagement when stopped by our officers.”

“Three fixed penalty notices were issued in Scunthorpe to three people travelling within the same vehicle who were not part of the same household or bubble. This was following an intelligence-led stop for an unrelated offence.”

“Three further fixed penalty notices were issued in Hull over the weekend, one for failing to isolate following a positive test, one for operating a business that under current regulations must remain closed and one for travelling with people not in their household or bubble.”

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs Asks Public Not To Become Complacent

The public is being urged to remain vigilant to ensure that measures can continue to be relaxed. Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs added;

“As the restrictions continue to ease, I would encourage the public to remain vigilant and not get complacent.”

“We are in a really good place with vaccinations still progressing at a quick pace and cases steadily decreasing, however, it’s important everyone continues to follow the laws and guidance in place to ensure the easing can go ahead as currently set out.”

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