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Police break up group of eight pals flouting coronavirus lockdown rules with shisha and kebab BBQ in the Peak District

POLICE in the Peak District broke up eight pals who were caught flouting the government lockdown with a picnic of kebabs and shisha.

The group were forced to disperse after travelling to Snake Pass in Derbyshire from Manchester and Sheffield on Thursday.

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On Monday, millions around the UK watched Mr Johnson's historical address where he ordered all non-essential business to close and banned travel unless it was for an essential job or reason.

Brits were also told they could only leave the house for exercise like a walk or a jog, to go work if they are a key worker and to buy essential items such as food or medicine.

Police have been given powers to arrest people flouting the lockdown mandate as well as issue fines.

Mr Johnson said this lockdown is going to be imposed for at least three weeks - but didn't rule out extending it if necessary.

Yesterday, the UK coronavirus death toll jumped to 759 after 181 more deaths were recorded in one day.

Police around the country are starting to crack down on people ignoring the coronavirus lockdown.

Police took drone footage of people taking selfies and walking their dogs miles from home in the Peak District - both activities are considered unnecessary at the current time.

Road checks were seen across the UK including in Devon, Harrogate and York, where officers quizzed drivers on their journeys and whether they were "essential".

Yesterday, cops were handed new powers to fine Brits up to £1000 for breaking rules for being outside their homes.

Derbyshire Constabulary shared images of the gathering and tweeted: "Snake Pass. Large groups gathering enjoying picnics, kebabs and shisha.

"Visitors from Manchester, Sheffield and Ipswich. Dispersed with no resistance but seriously this is not social distancing and staying home.”

Twitter users agreed with police as one called them "imbeciles", commenting: "They need fining to pay for police time."

Another added: "Take the names and national insurance numbers. Refuse them any help within the NHS.

"We have rules and need to abide by them."


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