Driving to walk the dog is not acceptable say police

Police asked dog walkers not to drive to exercise their pets at the height of lockdown in April. Pic

Police asked dog walkers not to drive to exercise their pets at the height of lockdown in April. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police have been forced to issue a second warning to dog walkers about driving to open spaces to exercise their pets.

On Friday (April 17) officers spotted a “number of dog walkers” in an area in Godmanchester and noted cars parked in Cow Lane.

In a social media post, Policing Huntingdonshire shared a picture of six cars parked up.

They said “although it is not illegal, driving for a prolonged period for only brief exercise is ‘not likely’ be a reasonable excuse”.

It comes as local residents contacted The Hunts Post earlier in the week to raise concerns about people meeting to walk their dogs in Cow Lane.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire police said: “Can we just ask where at all possible people avoid driving to take exercise.

“Driving anywhere to take your dog for a walk is to be discouraged.

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“We noticed a number of dog walkers in Cow Lane, Godmanchester, who had ignored this direction.”