Sergeant Paul Mawson, from Consett Police, said ... “My officers and I have been working over the weekend and have engaged with people as best we can across Consett and the surrounding villages, to ensure that their journeys are necessary and that government guidelines are being followed.
“While I commend the large majority of the community for acting in a responsible manner that may save lives by slowing the rate of infections, there have been people who even when challenged, do not understand the impact of their actions.
“This is both time consuming for your local police and more importantly contributing to the burden on the NHS by not taken positive action to prevent the spread of infection.”There follows the usual whinge about 'irresponsibility' and the breezy dismissal of people's liberty, but then, there's this:
One man thought a journey to the shop for a cauliflower was essential because he ‘always has a cauliflower with Sunday dinner’...Hmmmm, let's have a look at those guidelines, shall we?
Is a cauliflower not food? Do you need to do some more reading, Sgt?