Those breaching the lockdown rules put in place by the Government can now be reported to the directly to the Police using an online form.
Island Echo has been inundated with phone calls, emails and messages from concerned readers reporting, to us, that Islanders are breaching the lockdown rules. Unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do, but Hampshire Constabulary has now come up with an easy-to-use solution for reporting such behaviour.
A new online tool has been made accessible giving Islanders the option to report an address where a breach is occurring or has occurred previously. This could be a residential or business address.
Although officers will always try to resolve things peacefully without enforcement, Police can issue fines and even arrest individuals who fail to comply.
It has been revealed tonight (Thursday) that 3 fines have now been issued on the Island.
It’s worth remembering that key workers come from all different walks of life and therefore there may be a genuine reason for someone doing something. However, large family BBQs (where those present don’t live together) is an example of a clear breach.
You can report an address by visiting https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures/.