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114 police calls about coronavirus breaches in Aylesbury Vale

Thames Valley Police say they had 114 calls in 24 hrs about people breaching public health regulations

Published by Chris Maskery at 1:32pm 11th April 2020. (Updated at 1:55pm 11th April 2020) 3-minute read.

114 police calls about coronavirus breaches in Aylesbury Vale

Police in Aylesbury Vale were called 114 times yesterday (Fri 10th) to people breaching public health guidelines.

They've said that those 114 calls were on top of the normal police calls to things like domestic incidents, burglaries and road related issues.

Earlier this morning we reported that police had been called to house parties and had been abused while trying to break them up.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus , government advice is to not go out unless you have to and police have been given new powers to break up groups and to fine people.

Thames Valley Police posted to their Aylesbury Vale Facebook page:

This is 114 calls we wouldn’t have had a few weeks ago and for a police area the size of ours this is a considerable demand. Not to mention the extra demand on our Contact Management staff taking the calls and the Control Room staff trying to resource them.

Clearly we need to prioritise these calls and we can’t get to them all. Every call is reviewed at least twice and an appropriate response is put in place.

The force made it clear that they were not looking for sympathy, they want people to realise that by being out of the house it increases demand on all the emergency services .

The post went on to explain that because they're getting so many calls they are having to prioritise the calls they are getting:

This may be no response eg where you report that a few hours ago there was a group of youths hanging around but have now left.

We don’t want you to feel sorry for us, although our staff are extremely busy at the moment. We do want you to consider that by being out of your house you increase the demand on all your emergency services at a time when we need time.

Thanks to all of you who are being supportive of the NHS, of us and of your communities.

They even posted this lovely view of the sunset from Coombe Hill last night, although they'd been called up there because a group of four people were having a BBQ!

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