Police swoop on Exmouth flat to find group flouting lockdown rules

Police swooped on reports of a ‘disturbance’ at a flat in Exmouth town centre to find six men breaking lockdown rules.

The group were dispersed from the home in The Strand after officers were called at 2pm on Thursday (November 19).

A force spokesperson said: “Police were called to a flat on The Strand, Exmouth, at around 2pm yesterday, Thursday, November 19, with a report of a disturbance.

“Officers arrived to find six men in breach of social distancing rules.

“They left when ordered to leave by officers.”

The Exmouth Police team tweeted yesterday: “A busy day for all of us today. This morning we attended an RTC which led to one in custody for [alleged]drink-driving.

“This afternoon we attended an address after sounds of disorder could be heard from within.

“On arrival, five males were found inside, all were dealt with for Covid offences.”

The police spokesperson added that, in a separate incident, officers were called to Concorde Road, on the Dinan Way Industrial Estate, at around 8.20am on Thursday.

It had been reported that a car had collided with the rear of another vehicle.

The spokesperson said that a 55-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been charged with drink-driving and will appear before magistrates on January 13.

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