It was a busy bank holiday weekend for our region's emergency services, despite pleas for people to remain indoors and not break lockdown restrictions.
Police in Devon and Cornwall were called to more than 1,000 incidents in 24 hours, mostly for breaching lockdown rules or alcohol-related incidents.
The coastguard dealt with 97 incidents just on Bank Holiday Friday - the most since lockdown started.
That included people stuck in the mud off Burnham on Sea.
Around £25,000 pounds worth of cocaine was found in a car travelling down the M5 in Somerset towards Devon.
South Western Ambulance service warned staff are still suffering violence and aggression while trying to do their job.
This van was stopped on the M5 on its way into Devon. The white powder is approx £25000 worth of cocaine which was scattered all over the cab after its owner tried to throw it out of the window (which was closed!!).— South Devon Crime and Proactive Policing Team (@SouthDevonCrime) May 7, 2020
Great Team effort with Firearms, Traffic and Scenes of Crime pic.twitter.com/hpY2Mq3Il2
We need your support! Emergency service staff are experiencing violence and aggression while on duty. Help us by sharing our #Unacceptable campaign, sending supportive messages and raising awareness. pic.twitter.com/UbHlYSkvGf— South Western Ambulance Service (@swasFT) May 9, 2020
🚨09/05/20🚨— Burnham Coastguard (@BurnhamCRT) May 9, 2020
Tasked to reports of 2 people seen on the tide line, potentially in difficulty.
Once on scene a member of the public advised the 2 had made their own way to safety. @barbhovercraft flew along tide line to be sure
If you see anyone in difficulty on the coast,
Last night D&C police dealt with over 1023 incidents in a 24hr period. A large majority of these were reports of COVID-19 breaches or alcohol related incidents. Please be aware that the lockdown measure have NOT been lifted. Don’t let all this hard work be for nothing #StayAtHome— Plymouth Police - Response Section E (@PlymPoliceE) May 9, 2020
A month ago today, on a ventilator & in a coma, I started to breath for myself! I am v disturbed by the increasingly blasé way ppl are treating the lockdown. With lack of answers around immunity, my family & I are going to remain shielding. I can’t go thru that again. #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/vRAhuGVHX9— Ch Supt Phil Dolby (@PhilDolbyWMP) May 9, 2020