Mystery Over Reports Of Soldiers Enforcing Lockdown In Village – Leicester Mercury

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Mystery Over Reports Of Soldiers Enforcing Lockdown In Village – Leicester Mercury

The police said they have had confusing reports that Army personnel have been out and about in the village of Asfordby questioning people who are out on the streets.

The whole country has entered a new lockdown similar to the one in March 2020, with everyone being urged to stay at home unless they have to leave for work, exercise, shopping for essentials, fleeing domestic abuse or caring for someone vulnerable.

But as far as Leicestershire Police can tell, there are no soldiers on the streets. They went out to the village, near Melton, to have a look around but “drew a blank” about what had been happening.

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PC Jon Barlow of Melton Police said on Twitter this afternoon: “I’ve been in Asfordby for a while following reports of the army being here questioning people who are out and about.

“Drawn a blank so far. Have you seen anything like this? PC 1002 Barlow.”

No far no one has replied to the tweet saying they had seen anything similar. One person jokingly replied: “Martial law declared in Asfordby, that well known hotbed of revolution and civil disobedience!”

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Source: The Anomalist

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