AVON and Somerset Police have received more than 10,000 reports of people breaching COVID-19 restrictions on staying home and social distancing.

Members of the public have been in touch with the force contact centre or completed an online form to inform on people breaking the rules since the restrictions were imposed.

A police spokesman said: "Our officers are working hard to attend ongoing breach reports and will use your information from the online form to help build a picture of what is going on in your area.

"We will use the data to identify hotspot areas and target our patrols to where they are needed most.

"Whilst you may not see an officer in relation to your report of any past breaches straightaway, your local neighbourhood policing team are monitoring and acting upon submissions alongside attending ongoing breach incidents.

"If there is an immediate or perceived threat to life, risk of serious damage to property or a serious offence is taking place, call 999."

Watch the video in which Chief Inspector Sharon Baker and Head of Command and Control Becky Tipper explain how your reports help inform the constabulary's policing patrols.