Police criticized "1000’s" of drivers for "blatant violation of coronavirus guidelines" for going to a magnificence spot in Lancashire.
Chorley Cops stated they have been "appalled and dissatisfied" by the variety of folks stationed at Rivington at the moment, after discovering that 90% of the automobiles got here from exterior the world.
Individuals had traveled from as far-off as Liverpool, Southport, Sale, Radcliffe and Worsley within the area on Sunday, towards present coronavirus restrictions.
Police have warned that fines, within the type of a hard and fast penalty discover, "might be imposed if this continues."
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Posting on Fb, Chorley Police Sgt Harrison stated: 'This can be a flagrant violation of Covid laws which state that beneath present restrictions you MUST NOT EXIT YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU HAVE A REASONABLE EXCUSE.
"IF YOU NEED TO TRAVEL, YOU MUST STAY LOCAL – MEANING AVOID TRAVELING OUTSIDE YOUR VILLAGE, CITY OR TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE.
“We name on folks to comply with instructions and use widespread sense.
“We’re within the midst of a nationwide pandemic and gatherings of this nature will undoubtedly result in a nationwide enhance in Covid instances. Fines might be imposed, it continues.
"We love that Rivington is an attractive space, however it should keep right here lengthy after the virus is gone."
Police additionally cracked down on folks touring to Merseyside from degree four areas over the weekend.
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On Saturday, drivers have been pulled over by officers earlier than getting into the Mersey Tunnels, to confirm they have been on the newest coronavirus restrictions.
Mersey Tunnels Police have been finishing up compliance checks at Wirral's entrances into the Mersey Tunnels, with a small variety of motorists randomly stopped by officers.
Knowsley Cops additionally patrolled retail areas on Friday, to focus on those that had traveled right here for buying.