Coronavirus: Police increase patrols after lockdown breaches in Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Much Wenlock

Police have increased patrols around parts of Shropshire after reports of antisocial behaviour and people breaching lockdown measures.

Police patrolling Much Wenlock. Photo: @WenlockCops
Police patrolling Much Wenlock. Photo: @WenlockCops

West Mercia Police's Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) responded to incidents involving dozens of discarded alcohol bottles and cigarette cartons, as well as people riding motorbikes antisocially, around Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock between 5pm and 6.30pm yesterday.

Oswestry SNT said antisocial behaviour and cases of people breaching coronavirus restrictions had been reported in the area of Morda, south of the town.

The team tweeted: "Oswestry Rural South on foot patrol in Morda following reports of antisocial behaviour and Covid-19 breaches."

This came shortly after police in Bridgnorth were in the wooded area around Bernards Hill in Low Town and found dozens of discarded wine bottles, cigarette cartons and a crate of beer.

Anyone with any information should contact Bridgnorth SNT on bridgnorth.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

The policing team tweeted: "Foot patrols around Bernards Hill steps and wooded area.

"This mess seems to have appeared since last week's visit, we best up the patrols again."

In Much Wenlock, police responded to reports of motorbikes being ridden antisocially and possible breaches of lockdown restrictions.

Broseley & Wenlock SNT said they will continue patrolling the area.

The team said: "Officers are patrolling the area around Much Wenlock following reports of motorcycles being ridden in an antisocial manner and a possible breach of the Covid-19 measures.

"Patrols will continue to deter and identify those involved."

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