23 September 2020 20:30
FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Make the most of your money by signing up to our newsletter fornow We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. People are reporting each other for breaking "the rule of six" in such large numbers that senior officers are worried the system cannot cope. Some are only calling 101 as a result of grudges with their neighbours, sources say. A senior officer said: "There are discussions about how the 101 system can cope, and whether increased resources need to be looked at across the board.
"We don't want a situation where people calling about Covid-19 breaches are blocking others from getting through about other serious crimes." The police's role in controlling the spread of the virus came under renewed focus yesterday as Boris Johnson outlined tough new penalties for people who "brazenly defy" restrictions. People are reporting each other for breaking 'the rule of six'