Two friends 'surrounded by police' and fined £200 during nature walk

- ITV NEWS - Jan 9, 2021 -

The pair say they didn't think they were doing anything wrong. Credit: BPM Media

Two best friends were shocked after being surrounded by police on what they thought was a legal, socially-distanced walk.

Jessica Allen from Ashby, and her friend Eliza Moore were stopped by police as they drove into the entrance of Foremark Reservoir in Derbyshire on Wednesday, January 6.

"We drove into the car park and there was a lot of police there - I actually thought something had happened or someone had been murdered," Jessica Allen

Derbyshire Police officers approached the pair who arrived in separate vehicles after parking and "asked if [they] were friends".

"I explained that we were friends and we were going on a socially-distanced walk but they said we shouldn't be there because we're not locals," Jessica said.

At this point, Jessica was "confused" as she has been to the reservoir previously to walk her dog.


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