British Transport Police have been out in force checking up on rail passengers in Leicester.
Officers were inside Leicester railway station last night to make spot checks on travellers.
The force said it was ensuring people were adhering to the rules after Leicester was placed back into lockdown this week due to spike in coronavirus cases in the city.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “People should only be travelling through Leicester if their journey is absolutely essential, so passengers can expect to see an enhanced presence of officers patrolling on trains and at the station.
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Entire sector of Leicester’s economy ‘on the edge of failure’ because of lockdown
The Leicester lockdown has put an entire sector of the city’s economy on the edge of failure, it has been warned.
Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers which were planning to open their doors for the first time in months this weekend have now been told they cannot open until at least July 18, and possibly longer if the spread of coronavirus in the city is not halted.
Non-essential retail has also been shut again, leaving thousands of workers and hundreds of businesses with an uncertain future.