Staffordshire Police Urge Residents to ‘do their bit’
Written by Jane Lythgoe on 7 January 2021
As the third national lockdown takes effect, Police in Staffordshire are urging residents to do their bit to beat the virus by staying at home to save lives and protect the NHS. It comes as both Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are reporting significant increases in cases across the region. As a result, everyone is being asked to take personal responsibility for following the rules and staying home, unless they have a valid reason not to be there.
More than 70 fixed penalty notices were dished out by police in Stoke-on-Trent in a seven day period either side of the New Year.
The force says it’s received hundreds of reports of Covid breaches including a man who travelled from Scotland to stay at a property with four others in the Potteries.
There was also a gathering of ten people, including children, at an address where the homeowner said he believed they were alright as no one had coronavirus symptoms.
Police are now urging people to abide by the rules to help stop the spread of Covid-19 across the city as cases are on the increase.