Police called to parks across Cambridgeshire as residents report scores of lockdown breaches

Police received nearly 200 reports of potential lockdown breaches over the weekend - with many centered around groups gathering in parks.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:10 am

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman urged people to stick to the rules following the 198 calls received.

The spokesman said: "Over the weekend we received 198 calls relating to Covid breaches and many were around groups gathering in parks.

"While it’s lovely to see some sun, please don’t be tempted to break the rules. As always, thanks to everyone playing their part and helping save lives."

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However, a spokesman for the Nene Park Trust, which runs Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough, said there had been 'no incidents to report' in the park, with COVID marshals and rangers on patrol throughout.

Yesterday it was revealed Peterborough residents were among those fined by Norfolk Police after crowds gathered at beaches in the county over the weekend.