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Police step up patrols at former Leyland Motors test track after lockdown breaches

Posted on - 12th April, 2020 - 1:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Aerial view of part of the former Leyland Motors test track Pic: South Ribble Police
Aerial view of part of the former Leyland Motors test track Pic: South Ribble Police

An abandoned test track in Leyland is proving a hot spot for people breaking the lockdown.

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South Ribble Police said they had numerous calls reporting off-road bikes being used at the old Leyland Motors test track.

Police patrols have been stepped up and gatherings also stopped in the area.

The private land is due to be built on with proposals for 950 new homes being tabled by Barratt Homes in October last year.

Preston and the surrounding area has been thanked by police for mainly obeying the government’s instruction to stay home and help fight the spread of coronavirus.

Read more: Police release CCTV images after incident in Preston Cemetery

As of Saturday April 11 then 1,314 coronavirus cases had been identified across Lancashire and 30 people have died from the virus at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who manage Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital.

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