A leading Staffordshire cop fears pensioners are flouting the Government’s UK lockdown guidance and still going out.
Chief Inspector Mark Thorley, neighbourhood commander in the Staffordshire Moorlands, has been out patrolling beauty spots across the county this week after the country went into lockdown.
But the leading officer feels the elderly – one of the groups most at risk of catching Covid-19 – are less likely to stay at home and follow the social-distancing guidelines.
The officer said: “Do you know where your grand parents are today?
“During this week it is clear that one group understand the need to stay at home less than others, pensioners.
“It’s difficult and you may feel really isolated but this is to protect you and others.
“Please convince them to stay home.”
On Monday Prime Minister Boris Johnson locked down the nation for at least three weeks to help the NHS control the spread of coronavirus.
But Mr Johnson has since revealed he he could be forced to implement stricter rules due to people failing to adhere to the lockdown. It comes after the World Health Organisation officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.