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Would you report a police officer flouting lockdown?

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Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:45:41

A PCSO who I know to say hello to (used to cover our area and also lives around here) is clearly flouting the lockdown rules and it’s really irritating me.

I saw her three weeks ago, walking her baby granddaughter in her pram-the daughter granddaughter and partner most definitely 100% don’t live in the same household.

Then, just today I’ve seen her walk past our house, with the daughter walking really closely side by side.

I’m shocked as she should know better shouldn’t she? Should I tell anyone?

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RoosterPie Sun 17-May-20 19:46:43

No, mind your own business.

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:47:42

@RoosterPie

Can I ask why you say this? She’s supposed to set an example surely?

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Rosiejim Sun 17-May-20 19:48:23

How do you know they didn’t move in together for lockdown?

Maybe this is her only childcare option ?

PolloDePrimavera Sun 17-May-20 19:48:27

It's prob not worth it but she should indeed be setting an example.

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:49:37

@Rosiejim

I know that they haven’t moved in. Daughter is furloughed so doesn’t need childcare

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Onemorefortheroad Sun 17-May-20 19:50:48

Really?! I'm really struggling with the amount of people desperate to report someone. You have no idea of the circumstances in someone else's life and the fact that they may have no other option. It's hardly like they are throwing wild parties with hundreds of people attending 🙄

LilacTree1 Sun 17-May-20 19:52:07

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Armi Sun 17-May-20 19:52:13

What do you think will happen? You’ll get a medal and a certificate?

Jojo19834 Sun 17-May-20 19:52:17

Agree with @Onemorefortheroad

LilacTree1 Sun 17-May-20 19:52:49

I’d never report anyone I thought!

But police are enforcing this shit, so.....

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 17-May-20 19:53:24

Keep your nose out.

HappyHammy Sun 17-May-20 19:53:54

Would you consider reporting anyone else who was doing this

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:54:09

@Onemorefortheroad

Why the eye roll? She’s a police officer, blatantly flaunting that she’s seeing family. My sister in law went on a jolly to wales today but I’m not reporting her (only because they would know it was us)

It’s people like this who are making this worse for everyone else

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DahliaDay Sun 17-May-20 19:54:15

@LilacTree1 'pigs'??

thats vile.....many people on this board work as officers.

Armi Sun 17-May-20 19:54:18

‘I hate the pigs so much at the moment ’

And this is why I don’t think MN is for me any more. People are just horribly unpleasant for the sake of it. I’m not sure where all the intelligent and eloquent people went but I do miss them.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 17-May-20 19:54:54

Piss off Lilac with your ‘pigs’

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:55:28

@Armi

No, just a trophy hmm

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Greggers2017 Sun 17-May-20 19:55:36

Stop being such an interfering, nosey, busy body.
You already sound like you know too much about them so wind your neck in.
You have no idea what the circumstances are or why they may be together.

My sister is massively, struggling with with her mental health right now. My family are taking it in turns to do things like going for a walk with her.

Sandybval Sun 17-May-20 19:56:19

Are the police enforcing 3 people walking together though? Round here they definitely aren't, mainly as they don't have a clue who lives together, they'll only know if people report them. You don't have a clue what's going on in their lives, surely? My parents go to my brothers as he has complex needs and his support was whipped away because of covid, if anyone was pathetic enough to report them then they would tell the police that. Perhaps her daughter is struggling, maybe she has PND and the support she gets from her mum is invaluable to her; or maybe you need to just mind your own business.

justasking111 Sun 17-May-20 19:56:30

Could be mental health issues which is allowed by the way to meet up with family in these circumstances.

No I would not report, it is just awful.

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:56:40

The use of the phrase “pigs” tells me I won’t get many sensible answers. Thanks to those who do see where I’m coming from confused

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inmyshedsmoking2000 Sun 17-May-20 19:56:43

Nope. My neighbour had her daughter and grandchildren round today for the first time in 2 months. Families need to see each other. Keep your break out.

DahliaDay Sun 17-May-20 19:57:45

ohhh so would report one person but not 'family' op??

you scared of this person then? lost your conviction because there might be some comeback for yourself?

Booksandwine80 Sun 17-May-20 19:57:54

@Greggers2017

grin I do aspire to Hyacinth Bucket so thank you halo

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