Thames Valley PCC issues statement following Government's announcement on lockdown

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, has issued a statement following yesterday's announcement.

It reads: “Last night our Prime Minister announced the first tentative steps to release the country from the lockdown. This should enable many of us to get back to work. However the phased release is conditional on the infection rate of coronavirus continuing to drop.

"It is up to all of us to continue to use our common sense and obey the rules. Likewise it is up to the police to ensure the rules are obeyed. This, Thames Valley Police will continue to do with good humour and judgement.

"If the rules are flouted then the infection rate will escalate, more will die, and the nation’s economy will be further damaged. None of us can afford that. The public, the police, and the NHS working together can make sure that does not happen.”