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Short Update: Police in UK criticised for overzealous enforcement of lockdown laws

FairTrialsAdmin - April 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences

Lord Sumpton, a former UK Supreme Court judge, has criticised the police’s decision to deploy drones in national parks to enforce the lockdown as being excessive. Concerns have also been raised that the police were acting not in accordance with the law, but in accordance with the government’s preferences by trying to prevent people from visiting areas of scenic beauty.  

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