27 Held for Bathing in Sea Lots: Police Explain Dangers of Covid-19

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Some of those held inside the TTPS Mobile Detention Unit. Photo: TTPS

AFTER using obscene language in a video to say that they do not care about the novel coronavirus, 27 people from Sea Lots were held by police.

A release from the TTPS stated that the video went viral on Sunday showed breaches of the Public Health Ordinance Regulations.

It stated that Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith using specific technical units was able to pinpoint the location where the initial video was taken and went on Sunday.

The release stated, “When it was confirmed that the same individuals returned to the same spot today (Sunday), again breaching Public Health Regulations and putting their lives and that of others at risk, the Commissioner moved in and 27 persons were held, all assembled together, on the seafront in the Sea Lots area. The majority of those held were minors.

“The Commissioner of Police instead of having them arrested, decided to explain to them the dangers of them congregating, placing themselves and others at risk, and then released them.”


Griffith said he understood that many young people were becoming frustrated due to the stay at home policy.

Held on the beach. Photo: TTPS

He said, “I can appreciate how challenging this can be both for parents and their charges, however, I am appealing, please keep them away from groups of five or more according to the Public Health Ordinance.

“Find creative ways to channel the energy, all of which can be done at home without an assembly of a large group. Be innovative, but do it within the ongoing regulations, and stay healthy.”

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