Police issue warning over crowds ignoring Covid rules at Sheffield park ahead of weekend

Police have issued a warning after crowds of people were pictured ignoring lockdown rules yet again at a beauty spot in Sheffield.

By Kev Rogers
Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:44 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 7:27 am

These pictures taken at Bolehills Crookes on Monday evening show groups clearly ignoring social distancing rules.

A Crookes resident said the crowds are a regular occurrence.

“It's a joke. I know we can meet outdoors now as that is what people will say but this is absolutely ridiculous. They don't care,” he said.

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Crowds ignore lockdown rules to gather to watch the sunset at Bolehills Crookes.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire police said: “Until at least 29 March, people should only meet one other person from outside their household in a public outdoor space. This is unless an exemption or support bubble applies.

“We urge everyone to continue to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions as lockdown measures begin to ease. The virus is still very much present in our communities and we need to minimise the wider risk to public health.”

Crowds of people ignore lokdown rules to enjoy sunset at Bolehills, Crookes.