The Guardian reports:
Police will be asked to block families from driving out of tier 4 areas and extra officers will be deployed at railway stations to clampdown on non-essential journeys, it has been announced, following crowded scenes at transport hubs in the capital.
The new tier 4 measures imposed from Sunday in London and the south-east indefinitely prohibit non-essential travel out of the area as well as household mixing, including throughout the festive period.
The UK government minister with responsibility for travel, Grant Shapps, said: “If you are in tier 4, the law means you must stay at home and you cannot stay overnight away from home.”
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response to people fleeing london lockdown by train and car yesterday:
“Extra BTP [British Transport Police] officers are being deployed to ensure only those who need to take essential journeys can travel safely.” also, more cops on the roads as well.https://t.co/do64iUhAGq
— franklangfitt (@franklangfitt) December 20, 2020
This is the moment Londoners attempted to flee the capital following the announcement of tougher coronavirus restrictions. https://t.co/12XLcmY8A8
— The Herald (@heraldscotland) December 20, 2020
London CHAOS: Stations packed as Londoners flee before city goes into Tier 4 in HOURS https://t.co/RRu1zvMFG5
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 19, 2020
“A lot of people are trying to escape before midnight so that they can see their families.”
As Christmas approaches, Londoners were busy catching trains to elsewhere Saturday evening in a race against newly announced Tier 4 travel restrictions pic.twitter.com/vqr9M0UGQg
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) December 19, 2020