Stay away from Lake District despite easing of lockdown, police say

Public urged to ‘take long hard look at your conscience’ after PM relaxes travel rules in England

Police in the Lake District have urged people to “take a long hard look at your own conscience” and stay away from the national park – despite the prime minister telling people they can drive to beauty spots for exercise in England from Wednesday.

Parts of Cumbria have the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK, prompting fears that the relaxation of lockdown will lead to a further spike.

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