The adults were warned about playing football but ignored the advice the very next day
Police chased down three men who were caught breaking coronavirus lockdown rules just a day after being warned about playing football.
Police Community Support Officers had to breakup a gathering on an artificial football pitch off Thoresby Street in west Hull.
Officers spoke to the group of adults who had congregated on the pitch at around 3.20pm on Sunday.
Officers wearing body cameras had approached the group to remind them of the rules against meeting with people outside their households as per the social distancing guidelines during lockdown.
They said they had warned them that they would be fined using the new powers afforded to police to enforce the lockdown under the new coronavirus law if they returned.
But it appears the advice fell on deaf ears and the group were there again on Monday.
Humberside Police tweeted: “The PCSOS re-visited Thorseby Street today and the group had re-attended after failing to listen to our advice yesterday.
“Today after a long foot chase three males were stopped and fixed penalty notices were issued.”
Recent guidance shared by police chiefs clarified some of the rules around the lockdown.
While the rules remain the same, that people should only leave the house to make essential journeys or to have one form of exercise per day, police recently said people could drive somewhere to do their exercise only if a lot more time was spent exercising than driving.
Sports authorities had said no grassroots sports should be taking place even before the lockdown began as large-scale sporting gatherings began getting cancelled in March.
Police have tried to advise and engage and have only issued fines and court summons as a last resort.
On April 15, police issued an update and at that point the force had issued a total of 21 fixed penalty notices and had made seven arrests.