Coronavirus in Cambridgeshire: Police begin to use their powers to quiz drivers about travel
PUBLISHED: 12:39 28 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:40 28 March 2020
Wisbech got a taste of a toughening on travel today as police randomly stopped drivers in a bid to keep all movement to a minimum.
PCSOs were asked to join the police operation to stop and quiz drivers in a bid to ensure people are travelling only for essential reasons
“Neighbourhood officers and PCSOs have been out this morning in Wisbech stopping vehicles to check on their reason for travel,” said a post on the Policing Fenland Facebook page.
“The locations of these stops will change throughout the day.
“Please make sure you follow the government guidelines and leave your home for essential travel only”.
Earlier police had warned drivers of what was about to happen.
One police sergeant officer wrote: “I would like to say a big thank you to the people of Wisbech this morning.
“It is clear so many are following the guidelines set out. “Officers are out and about and will be out for the whole day.
“Please do expect to be asked about your journey! We aren’t doing this to be a ‘jobsworth’ as I was kindly told this morning but for everybody’s safety.
“A special thank you to the businesses of Wisbech who have all put measures in place to help. It really does make a difference.”
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