As the rest of England toasted the easing of restrictions, a massive police and public health operation yesterday swung into action in the locked down city of Leicester. Officers in masks patrolled the largely deserted streets, while residents lamented the continuing wait to go to pubs, hair salons and restaurants because of the Covid-19 spike. Concerns that residents would be tempted to slip away to nearby Derby or Nottingham led to checkpoints being set up on the roads. Plain-clothed officers also patrolled the city to ensure social distancing as the UK’s first local lockdown officially came into force. In fact, more police were on duty this weekend for ‘Operation Integrate’ than were drafted in for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Residents of Leicester were ordered to remain at home as hoards of merry drinkers in other parts of England flocked to pubs on Super Saturday. Pictured: Police in Leicester city centre today Officers were inside Leicester railway station on Thursday and Friday (pictured) to make spot checks on travellers to ensure people were adhering to the rules Leicester residents took to social media to share their thoughts on the ongoing lockdown Some resident have claimed Leicester locals are breaching lockdown… Read full this story
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