POLICE DISPERSE LOCALS ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE IN SHANKLIN

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Police officers have moved-on individuals sat enjoying the sunshine in Shanklin this afternoon (Saturday), reinforcing the Government’s Stay at Home message.

Families, who have been cooped up inside for the winter under the national lockdown, have taken to the seaside to enjoy today’s unseasonable sunny weather.

However, Police have descended on the area to move people along as, officers say, families are not exercising and are instead sat down eating ice cream – even though takeaway food is permitted under the restrictions.

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It doesn’t appear that any fines have been issued as of yet, with the course of action being simple gentle reminders.

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Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

I hope the police don’t sit down and have an ice cream then !!!!

John
John
1 month ago

Live stream on You tube now going along Regents canal North London
Packed to The rafters with people drinking booze and picnicing,
Not a Wooden Top in view.

Nicholas Skinner
Nicholas Skinner
1 month ago

Sitting not sat. For goodness sake!

Smith
Smith
Reply to  Nicholas Skinner
1 month ago

Thank you! It seems to be a recent phenomenon using “sat” instead of the correct “sitting”

CLIVE COUTER
CLIVE COUTER
1 month ago

People will continue to think what they think, it’s almost like there’s two completely opposing types of people around now. Even if the anti people had it proved that they gave covid to their mother or father and they passed because of it they’d rail against fake science and insist they know better and it’s all rubbish. You can’t argue with people like that, you can lead horse to water you can’t make it drink, there’s none so blind as those that cannot see, blah blah, old truths that span the ages, there’s no point in trying to tell a flat earther, world’s not flat, same thing

Jan
Jan
Reply to  CLIVE COUTER
1 month ago

Ah….sheeple. Take the death jab and pay your life.

Level Phil
Level Phil
1 month ago

This is the thanks we get for giving the Old Bill an extra 7% in our Council Tax.

Jolly
Jolly
Reply to  Level Phil
1 month ago

The police are helping us stay alive sitting eating is a way the virus spreads your allowed a walk run Nike ride not relaxing in the sun

Theresa
Theresa
Reply to  Level Phil
1 month ago

Agreeded why should we pay them for not doing Thier proper job

John Doe
John Doe
1 month ago

I think they should have deployed a water cannon then steamed in with the tasers on those bastards eating ice cream

Clive Dunn
Clive Dunn
Reply to  John Doe
1 month ago

LOL! The vaccination is no protection from tyranny!

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

So sad when you see this from the police.. you know what’s even worse though? You now have people cheering this sort of police behaviour on the world had become a horrible place, and all for a virus with an over 99% survival rate.

Jolly
Jolly
Reply to  Jake
1 month ago

Omg no cheering the police on for keeping everyone alive and not speeding the virus well shoot me now ! I was there it was packed actually rammed sitting down isn’t allowed everyone knows this big people continue to do that the virus continues to spread and we are in lockdown longer

Rebel
Rebel
1 month ago

Why echo are you deleting posts? I already know the answer!

J Reynolds
J Reynolds
1 month ago

So it’s ok for people to buy non essential rubbish from The Range, Home Bargains and B&Q surrounded by people but can’t have a sit and enjoy an ice cream in the sun. What sort of country do we live in now.

Jolly
Jolly
Reply to  J Reynolds
1 month ago

I was there is was packed and that is how it’s spread oriel say down for hours next to strangers more than a quick trip to W shop

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Jolly
1 month ago

Please – if you must comment – then state it in an understandable way!!!

Rebel
Rebel
1 month ago

One of the sage scientists said that there was no evidence to show any increase in the infection rate due to last summer’s beach crowding! End of!

Jolly
Jolly
Reply to  Rebel
1 month ago

It’s not summer it’s one hotter than normal winter day

Fedup
Fedup
1 month ago

Well let’s here that tired refrain”its all those tourist bumping up our rates”!! Well here you are folks our own home grown idjeets who think “it doesn’t apply to me”! Really?….

Why.. ?
Why.. ?
1 month ago

Why are there so many tourists already over here ?? Thought we were not allowed to travel.. ??

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Why.. ?
1 month ago

Where are these ‘tourists’?

martin
martin
Reply to  Why.. ?
1 month ago

They dont these were people who do not live in Shanklin coming from other parts of the Island.The rules clearly state you must remain in your own town or village particularly if it is sunny

Chip Mcfillity
Chip Mcfillity
1 month ago

Let me get this straight. If you are less able bodied, or suffering from post-covid breathlessness, and cannot ‘keep moving’ – you are NOT allowed out? Even if you’re mental health is under threat? Yes, there are ‘guidelines’ but for heavens sake.

Micky
Micky
Reply to  Chip Mcfillity
1 month ago

No it means that if you have all the things you describe then that is ok. If you are one on the people that push the boundaries of the law to satisfy you own selfish requirements, then you should be moved on.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
1 month ago

Apparently only ‘families’ have ventured out having been in lock down. People living alone don’t exist.

Adela
Adela
1 month ago

I have to say though as I took my dog out for a walk daily exercise alone!! 3 cop cars were in front of me and the park was brimming over with mother’s and kids there must have been over hundred all sitting together no social distance and the police were just looking over i paper my horn at the police and said what on earth are you doing this was Staffordshire police disgusting

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Adela
1 month ago

Paper horn? Staffordshire?

Justin Walker
Justin Walker
1 month ago

Hands in pockets, hatless and slouching – what a disgrace. All over the country the police have lost their self-respect in their appearance. We need to insert some good old fashioned military discipline into these programmed robots – we have to bring back police constables who are proud of the responsibilities they have been entrusted with; who understand they are there to keep the peace and to uphold the common sense that is our Common Law. They need to get a grip of themselves!

Theresa
Theresa
1 month ago

Does say it illegal to sit whilst having a take away as I would have done it. You are suppose to walk with your takeaway. Personal police here are not doing there job the people no the rules it’s been a year. Fine people then maybe the message will get through. It’s these little things people are getting away with here but not on the mainland. Sort it out

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Theresa
1 month ago

Can anyone spell properly these days? Seeemingly not. As for outdoors – it wasn’t an issue last Summer with hugely packed beaches. Fresh air, sunshine (Vitamin D) does us all the best good – ‘Mother Nature’ and all that. STOP the scaremongering and enjoy the sunshine!!!

Dingdong
Dingdong
1 month ago

I feel sorry for the police. This island is not popular from its smart people, and getting ot its knees because compared to 10 years ago, high streets are dying, council estates are building, workplaces are disappearing, can’t expect people to come here with brain, but those unintelligent ones living on bennys.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Yet mums get to have pick nicks in the playgrounds whilst mixing freely with many other households.

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