Police have issued a warning to parents, guardians and children after receiving reports of congregating youths in a Devon seaside town during the coronavirus lockdown.
Officers from Brixham Police say that the youths have been causing a disturbance in Battery Gardens and tha “if children are found to be breaking the national lockdown restrictions, it will be the parents that are liable to be fined”.
According to the Government’s website, you must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary such as shopping for necessities.
Brixham Police’s warning comes after Devon residents expressed their disgust as people are continue to travel to Dartmoor despite the national lockdown restrictions.
In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for the police force said: ”In recent days, we have received reports of youths congregating around Battery Gardens causing a disturbance.
“Parents must remember their responsibilities regarding their children under the National Lockdown:
“You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
“You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once a day.
“You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
“Stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household.
”Whilst it is our job to police the streets, it is parents’ and guardians responsibility to know where their children are and what they are up to.
”If children are found to be breaking the National Lockdown restrictions and there is no reasonable excuse, it will be the parents that are liable to be fined.”
Yesterday, it was revealed that police in Brixham had caught two men who had driven almost 200 miles from Wolverhampton to the town.
After writing out Covid fines for both, they realised they could smell alcohol on the breath of the driver.
He failed a breath test too and is now facing a potential ban from driving.