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Drivers being stopped crossing county lines

Checks are being carried out on drivers heading from Somerset and Dorset into Devon.

Police have been out on the main routes to check if the journeys being made are essential.

Officers say they've been speaking to people who've been driving miles to find a place to 'exercise'.

Also groups of teenagers gathering in parks and people meeting up to go fishing together.

Devon & Cornwall Police
Several neighbourhood patrols across Devon and Cornwall are being carried out, including stop checks on vehicles coming into the counties via the main routes. The purpose of these checks are to engage with the public and to explain and reiterate the guidance from government, ensuring people are considering if their journey is essential.

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Some of the restrictions are a bit woolly, but ultimately, we should all be doing the morally right thing. We therefore don’t expect to see people out fishing on the Dart together, people driving miles and miles to find a nice spot to ‘exercise’, tradesmen up ladders painting windows and so on, who have all been spoken with today by Totnes officers. We also do not want to see groups of youths sitting around together in Borough Park as we did today. We will hold parents to account, who need to get a grip. And quickly. We will be reporting people to court and issuing fines to those who still are yet to realise how serious this is.

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