The briefing drawn up by the National Police Chiefs' Council urges officers to make sensible decisions and use enforcement as a last resort.Might as well ask them to solve the Israel/Palestine situation and invents a perpetual motion machine while they are at it...
Police will be able to use force on children if they flout the coronavirus lockdown.
Guidance from the College of Policing says 'reasonable force' can be used if a youngster is believed to be 'outside of their premises without reasonable excuse'.
Officers also have the power to fine parents £60 for failing to stop a child from going out.And with the courts scaling back their activity, that'll happen sometime next year. Maybe.
Yesterday the chairman of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Katy Bourne, urged forces not to be 'overzealous'.
She said: 'In order for these measures to be truly effective, the police will need to maintain public confidence.'Nice job shutting that stable door, love, but the horse is over the horizon and galloping away rapidly.