PSNI officers carry out patrols across north coast on Sunday

PSNI officers carry out patrols across north coast on Sunday

PSNI officers stopping cars moving in and out of Portrush on Sunday.

By Damian Mullan

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PSNI officers were out in force across the north coast on Sunday.

Patrols were conducted on roads in and out of Portrush and Portstewart.

Officers were deployed to ensure members of the public adhered to the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations which include restrictions on movement that stipulate that 'no person may leave or remain away from the place where they normally live without reasonable excuse.'

On Saturday, Chief Inspector Rory Bradley warned anyone thinking of visiting the Triangle to 'think again.'

"While we will have additional officers on patrol in and around the north coast this weekend, we are reminding the public of the need to maintain safe social distance and to stay within their bubbles," he said.

“To be clear, people who are showing disregard should expect swift enforcement.

"We will always engage with people first explaining the guidance and the law and encourage people to comply, judging each case on its own merits.

"However, where we are left with no choice but to enforce, we will take this measure in order to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities and help protect our NHS.

“We continue to encourage the Northern Ireland public to adhere to the Regulations and help keep everyone in our communities safe.

"We always welcome information from the public about any illegal activities. You can contact police on 101, or make a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

"We are asking everyone to work with us during this pandemic to ensure safe spaces for all and help keep everyone safe."  

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