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Group flouts coronavirus lockdown rules to play football on Stamford meadows




A group of four young men were seen brazenly flouting the prime minister’s lockdown rules on Stamford’s meadows.

The group met up for a kick-about in the sunshine before huddling together for a chat at around 1.30pm on Wednesday (March 25).

Four young men met for a kick-about on Stamford meadows (32376110)
Four young men met for a kick-about on Stamford meadows (32376110)

It comes less than two days after Boris Johnson told the country to stay indoors as much as possible and banned gatherings of more than two people to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Legislation is expected to come into force on Thursday giving police officers the power to dish out £30 fines to people meeting without a good reason.

Four young men met for a kick-about on Stamford meadows (32376089)
Four young men met for a kick-about on Stamford meadows (32376089)

Health secretary Matt Hancock previously branded people socialising during the coronavirus epidemic as “very selfish”.

Meanwhile, the streets in the town were again largely empty with the exception of High Street where a queue of people waited to access Boots pharmacy.

People queue outside Boots pharmacy on High Street in Stamford (32376162)
People queue outside Boots pharmacy on High Street in Stamford (32376162)

All were adhering to the two-metre social distancing rule. Only a limited number of people are allowed inside the pharmacy at any one time.

Police officer called on to disperse two gatherings

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