West Mercia Police have issued a statement in response to planned protests in Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire this weekend.

“We are aware of scheduled protests which are due to take place over the next few days.

“Understandably people want to make their voices heard on this vital issue and the wider context surrounding it.

“We want to ensure the health and safety of all of our communities during COVID-19 and so we remind you that gatherings outside of more than 6 people are unlawful.

“It is important to find alternative and legal methods to voice your concerns over the weekend.”