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Postby Forever Blue » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:11 pm

Police break up groups playing football and rugby in parks in South Wales


Emergency powers to tackle coronavirus set to become law


Thursday 26th March 2020


Media Wales

Police have been breaking up groups playing football and rugby at some of Cardiff's parks.

An eyewitness saw people playing games together at Llandaff Fields being moved on by police officers.

Another reported that at Pentwyn lake, the parks and basketball court were "full of families with children."

And there were reports on social media of large numbers of people at Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina.

Strict lockdown guidelines set down by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week forbid groups larger than two people congregating and he said that you should only be leaving home for essential journeys, to exercise once a day, or to go to and from work if you're a key worker.

But there have been reports of groups of people out in the sunshine in Cardiff's parks. Playground areas in the city have been closed, but parks remain open.

South Wales Police said teams were out on foot patrols on Thursday.

They said they were "dispersing any crowds and providing crime prevention advice at a safe distance."

Cardiff is not the only place were crowds have been gathering with people seen on beaches in Wales on Thursday.


People have been congregating on beaches in Swansea and Gower during the coronavirus lockdown.


South Wales Police Chief Constable Matt Jukes said the majority of people are already making "real sacrifices" to save lives and he urged everyone to follow the advice.

He said: “I hope that the vast majority of our communities will recognise the need to comply with new restrictions announced by the Prime Minister based on the severity of the situation.

“South Wales Police has a track record of maintaining public order and safety in huge events and at times of emergency. We have always done so positively, with pride and professionalism."

He added: “So, we will continue to do what we do best – engage with people. We will ask them to support their communities and stick to these important restrictions. As the public would expect, we will also enforce the existing law when this is necessary and new legal powers, as they come into effect.

“My colleagues – the police officers and other staff who you may speak with in the coming weeks - are working to keep you and your families safe and well. They have families to go home to, too. Thank you, in anticipation for your support and cooperation.”
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Postby bluesince62 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:43 am

This government needs to get a f@cking tougher grip, £30 for 1st offence, then if caught again £120,and then POSSIBLE prosecution, yeah that should do it boris! They are treating this like using a mobile while driving FFS ! And look how that's puy people off :banghead: it's f@cking embarrassing that we have so many morons,who have not one modicum of decency and out them,time to get tough,issue papers for travel,not stopping every 10th driver and asking questions,in random areas of the UK, get roadblocks in place and ask everyone their reason for being out,because it will be too much strain on the police resources.the minority will unfortunately keep spreading this virus,unless some tougher controls come in, and fast. :old: :bluebird:
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Re: Police break up groups playing football and rugby in par

Postby Igovernor » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:51 am

[quote="bluesince62"]This government needs to get a f@cking tougher grip, £30 for 1st offence, then if caught again £120,and then POSSIBLE prosecution, yeah that should do it boris! They are treating this like using a mobile while driving FFS ! And look how that's puy people off :banghead: it's f@cking embarrassing that we have so many morons,who have not one modicum of decency and out them,time to get tough,issue papers for travel,not stopping every 10th driver and asking questions,in random areas of the UK, get roadblocks in place and ask everyone their reason for being out,because it will be too much strain on the police resources.the minority will unfortunately keep spreading this virus,unless some tougher controls come in, and fast. :old: :bluebird:[
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Postby snoopystorm » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 pm

Was the same again in Bristol today :oops: isn’t it simple to understand it’s not a bank holiday it’s not essential stay at home
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