Emergency services in our region have shared messages of thank you for the support they've been given - and also frustration as people flout the lockdown restrictions.
Police in Devon took to Twitter to highlight reasons given to them for not being at home last night, which included 'taking a beehive to a field' and 'taking a PlayStation to my mate's house'.
They say 'both were sent home with strong words of advice'.
In Somerset police have shared images of staff being given flowers.
PCs Holly Crenol & Chloe Jones from Weston-super-Mare were delighted to be given daffodils by an @NHSuk nurse yesterday to thank the police for their support. If you want to show your support for the hard work being done by our health workers and the police #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/G07UxGYBnp— ASPolice North Somerset (@ASPNorthSom) March 26, 2020
Checkpoint stop site in cullompton. Top two reasons for being out this evening :— Alliance Roads Policing📱+🚗=❌ (@RoadPolAlliance) March 26, 2020
1. I'm taking a beehive to a field
2. I'm taking a PlayStation to my mates house.
Both were sent home with strong words of advice.
MPC BROWN pic.twitter.com/Zx7YsYNBuY
Doing our bit to protect the NHS. Essential journeys only. Most did, a few did not. This is real. STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES pic.twitter.com/04T9UNXKh8— Dorset Traffic Cops (@DorsetTraffic) March 26, 2020
Fire control have taken several calls for fires in the open and bonfires in peoples gardens this evening. We appreciate people are following advice by staying at home, but if you are going to have a bonfire, please let fire control know on 03333 990014 👍😷 #999forrealemergencies— Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (@DSFireUpdates) March 26, 2020
Thank you to everyone for the continued support and generosity towards our staff here in #Somerset , we received this lovely thank you card today @swasFT #Yeovil which really cheers the crews up. #Staysafe @Somerset_SWASFT pic.twitter.com/TX2ul2Qxx6— Shaun Howells (@Shaunhowler) March 26, 2020
Please see the below message from Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan (@CCJamesVaughan). 📹— Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) March 26, 2020
He explains how officers will be using the new #COVID19 #coronavirus legislation issued by the Government to reduce the spread of the virus, help the NHS and save lives. pic.twitter.com/AnZRzuzyXd
Business as usual (with necessary adjustments)...— ASPolice South Somerset (@ASPSouthSom) March 26, 2020
Whilst on foot patrol in #Crewkerne today, it was great to see most people were staying at home and those shopping were adhering to social distancing.
Reassurance patrols of #Hinton st George, #Dowlish Wake and #Knole st Giles
Social distancing by Chard Police today pic.twitter.com/bXarwKdaTa— ASPolice South Somerset (@ASPSouthSom) March 26, 2020
Our #beach areas should look like this (#Studland) but we’re still receiving calls about large gatherings in #Dorset. Officers are dispersing groups. We seek willing cooperation, but if we have to #enforce, we will do. #DontMakeUs #PrepareToBeChallenged #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/ESC4Aqfdsf— Dorset Marine Policing Team (@DorsetMarine) March 26, 2020
Wellington & Quantock didn’t have to remind too many people about staying indoors and not socialising in groups. It was nice to see the seafront being used appropriately 😊🐴 #staysafe pic.twitter.com/7H3SMFfqgN— ASPoliceHorses (@ASPoliceHorses) March 26, 2020
Roads Policing Teams back on the arterial routes conducting checks. There will be random stop sites set up so please only travel if it’s essential! If you crash or break down that’s more unnecessary strain on emergency services! 3656/3788 #StayHomeSavesLives #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/w8MXS6aJKn— Alliance Roads Policing📱+🚗=❌ (@RoadPolAlliance) March 27, 2020