Police Scotland To Double Presence Along England Border

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced severe lockdown measures for Scotland on Saturday.

Police Scotland will double its presence along the border with England after the First Minister announced tighter coronavirus restrictions.


Chief Constable lain Livingstone said “highly visible patrols” on roads will be used to “deter anyone who night be considering breaching the coronavirus travel restrictions”.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced severe lockdown measures for Scotland on Saturday.


They included a “strict travel ban” preventing travel to or from other parts of the UK, which was put in place last month but was due to be removed over the Christmas period.


Some exceptions to the ban are allowed for essential purposes.


John Lamont, Scottish Conservative MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, said more clarity was needed.


“The Scottish Government and Police Scotland need to ensure clarity around travel restrictions to avoid any public misunderstanding,”

he said.

“Clearly this virus does not respect borders but a range of exemptions have always been in place to allow safe and necessary travel for valid reasons, and we need to know if that has changed.”

Published: 20/12/2020 by Radio NewsHub