POLICE are using a loudspeaker to keep people moving on Brighton and Hove promenade.

Officers patrolling along the seafront in a van are using the new system to encourage people to follow the Government's social distancing guidelines.

This comes after Brighton and Hove police warned this morning that "the number of people along Brighton beach exercising is increasing".


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The force asked people to always keep at least two metres between them and others not from their household, and to exercise close to home for a short time.

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Nancy Platts and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have also asked people to stay at home where possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In other areas of the county, police forces have reported seeing residents sticking to the stringent lockdown rules.

Arun Police shared an image of an empty Bognor beach and said: "Thank you. The beach around Bognor esplanade is currently quiet.

"Please keep it that way to protect the NHS and save lives. We will be patrolling all weekend and are here to help. Exercise close to home for a short time, otherwise stay home and save lives."

Meanwhile Rother Police said the situation was "all looking good" at a deserted Egerton Park in Bexhill and Chichester Police said they had "never seen the Wittering beaches and Bracklesham so quiet".

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