Police Name Cleckheaton Man Charged With Excessive Rambling In Covid Crackdown

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West Yorkshire Police have named a Kirklees resident, Arthur Suggit of Cleckheaton, as the first man to be  charged with the new offence of “Excessive Rambling”. This serious offence was brought in recently under measures to fight the spread of Covid 19.

Sgt. Dixon of Dock Green from Heckmondwike station told the blog  “There’s a worrying trend in West Yorkshire of people leaving their cars at home because of the lockdown restrictions and…er …walking instead. We’ve seen a huge spike in this antisocial and criminal rambling craze, particularly amongst older residents who should know better. Mr Suggit’s behaviour in walking two and a half miles and staying out one hour and ten minutes exemplifies the widespread disregard for the law. When my officers arrested Mr Suggit he was also found to have a round of cheese and pickle sandwiches and a flask of tea in his possession. He has asked…

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