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Police And Coastguard Respond After Couple And Child Camp On Cliff Edge

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Police And Coastguard Respond After Couple And Child Camp On Cliff Edge

Police and coastguard rescue officers were called out to a cliff edge where a couple had camped out with their child.

The family were found inside a tent on the Cleveland Way coastline in the North York Moors on Saturday.

There have been landslips in the area. Credit: HM Coastguard NE/Alastair Smith
There have been landslips in the area. Credit: HM Coastguard NE/Alastair Smith

Teams from Staithes and Whitby Coastguard attended, as well as an officer from North Yorkshire Police, due to the breach of lockdown restrictions, which prohibit non-essential overnight stays outside of your home.

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It is unclear whether the couple received a fine.

Staithes Coastguard said 'safety advice' was issued in light of the 'recent landslips' where they had pitched their tent.

It is not yet known if the couple was fined. Credit: HM Coastguard NE/Alastair Smith
It is not yet known if the couple was fined. Credit: HM Coastguard NE/Alastair Smith

In a statement, the coastguard said: "Staithes and Whitby Coastguard Rescue Teams have just returned from a call out after being paged by Humber Coastguard Operations Centre.

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"Today's call was to attend a section of the Cleveland Way to issue safety advice to two adults and a child camping on the cliff edge.

"An Officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breach of coronavirus restrictions.

"Safety advice was given from Coastguard Rescue Officers due to the dangerous location of their tent, especially with recent landslips.

"If walking the Cleveland Way please stay on designated footpaths. If you see anyone at risk or in danger at the coast, immediately call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

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It's not just the UK that has seen people ignoring restrictions, however.

Earlier this month, officers from the Melbourne and Mercia Safer Neighbourhoods team warned against meeting up for non-essential exercise after they caught a couple getting it on in the back of a car.

Describing the incident as a 'fumble in a Fiat', the officers encouraged people to remain in their houses for all but essential travel and exercise because of coronavirus.

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In a Facebook post, Melbourne and Mercia Safer Neighbourhoods said: "Officers from Melbourne and Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have been conducting highly-visible patrols across all policing beats this week.

"Local residents have been engaging with us and stressing the importance that everyone needs to play their part in adhering to current Covid-19 restrictions.

"Quite rightly, this means that officers have been speaking to people and explaining the importance of following the guidance to protect public health during the pandemic.

"Sadly, some recalcitrant people don't always contribute positively and further engagement is required, which on occasions, results in sanctions and fines being issued.

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"At Mercia Marina, officers noticed a couple relaxing in a Fiat car - and it soon became clear that they were not involved in essential exercise from a sedentary position, resulting in fines being issued."

Featured Image Credit: HM Coastguard NE/Alastair Smith

Topics: UK News, crime

Jake Massey
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