The Police force in Rochford, near Southend in the UK county of Essex, is quite annoyed with Pokemon GO players. The UK is currently under lockdown due to the pandemic, but some people feel like they can ignore the calls to stay at home in order to play Pokemon GO. This led to the police posting a message on social media about the issue, which they removed shortly thereafter. You can see the original message below.
Whilst patrolling, our community policing team have had cause to speak with a number of different men aged 30+ over the last week, who seemed to feel it is acceptable to attend certain public places within the district, to hunt Pokémon.
Honestly, yes, you did read that correctly.
If that happens to be someone you know, please remind them of the following information shared by our partners at Rochford District Council.