A NEW online portal has been created by Humberside Police where people can report those not following social distancing rules.

The force says the portal has been made in response to an increase in calls to its non-emergency 101 number following the Government’s announcement around police powers to disperse anyone in groups of more than two people.

Head of Humberside Police’s Force Control Room, Chris Philpott, said: “We know the vast majority of people are following the guidance issued by the Government in relation to gatherings, however we are aware there will be individuals who choose not to adhere and understandably, people do want to report this type of behaviour to us as it is risking lives.

“The online portal has been developed precisely for reports of this nature, where groups have been seen gathered, and has a dedicated team who will receive the report as soon as it is made.”

The portal can be found at: www.reportingcrime.uk/HPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/index.html