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Short Update: Leicestershire Police in UK clarify coronavirus powers in a FOIA response

FairTrialsAdmin - April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences

Leicestershire Police responded to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request to clarify police powers when people go outside/go shopping. The response stated that their first response to non-essential journeys would be to direct people to return home (judged on a case by case basis) and that police had no power under the coronavirus legislation to confiscate "non-essential" items from people's shopping. It confirmed that there are no restrictions on the items people can arrange to have delivered to their homes. 

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