As the emergency services continue to try and keep the country safe, over the weekend large crowds of youths showed their ‘appreciation’ for our 999 heroes by ‘coughing’ and ‘spitting’ on them as they dealt with a critical incident on Saturday night.
PC Rachel Story, of West Yorkshire Police, also claimed that youths on motorbikes threw eggs at officers who were dealing with the incident.
On her Twitter account, PC Story wrote the crowds were stood “shoulder to shoulder” and spat on the floor.
In a tweet, PC Story said:
“So while scene guarding at a serious incident tonight we were faced with large crowds shoulder to shoulder, spitting on the floor and coughing at us when asking them to move back.
“Yes coughing then the target of egg throwers on passing motorbikes…. just WHY? no excuse!”
PC Charlotte Nicholls, also of West Yorkshire Police, replied:
“It was just vile. I had to wash my boots last night when I got home as I couldn’t stop thinking about the amount of spit I’d stood in!!”
Over the weekend, neighbouring North Yorkshire Police were forced to issue a warning to parents asking them to stop children their from gathering in large crowds.
Following the message of support, PC Story tweeted:
“Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for the support & messages, working so I don’t have time to reply to you all personally at the moment. Tyvm.
“We need everyone to heed advise, pull together, put all differences aside while we fight the invisible threat. It’s real.
“Government advise is there to protect you, others, us & to try & prevent the spread which will undoubtedly affect someone you know at some point.
“Be respectful of this it’s dangerous it’s going to cost lives, help each other stay at home & minimise the risk. Please!”
Last night, Boris Johnson announced that groups of no more than two people could congregate in public places. Anyone found flouting the rules could face a hefty fine.
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