Coronavirus: Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire police forces which cover the Rutland, Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings area issue statements
The police forces which cover the Rutland, Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings area have all issued statements about coronavirus.
Cambridgeshire Police said 'guidance' has been issued to all police forces and they are not 'anticipating a worse-case scenario' but have 'tried and tested' plans in place should things change.
Lincolnshire Police said the force has plans that include remote working if possible and also calling on reinforcements to plug potential gaps in the frontline should there be absences.
Northamptonshire Police said they were working to crackdown on domestic violence after police reports in China showed an increase in the crime when restrictions were imposed which then exacerbated tension in homes.
Detective chief inspector, Andy Glenn, force lead for adult safeguarding, said: “The controls the government has put in place to protect people from the virus can unfortunately impact on victims of domestic violence.
"We wholeheartedly support the need to follow measures of social distancing and isolation but we recognise these restrictions may give rise to an increase in domestic abuse and we are more than ready to respond."
Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police which covers Rutland, Simon Cole, requested that members of the public 'limit' their visits to police stations.
He added: "We will be there to respond to emergency 999 calls. We will continue to assess what to prioritise as the impact of coronavirus on local communities, and on our own officers and staff, develops.
"We have a plan that reacts to events and helps us to apply common sense judgements; we may need to scale back some community engagement events to enable us to deal with more critical emerging issues and we may need to respond differently to minor anti-social behaviour."
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