'Pokémon, picnics and sunbathing' were among the excuses given to police for being outside despite the coronavirus lockdown.

In a post on Facebook, Thames Valley Police said the Abingdon neighbourhood team had been patrolling the surrounding areas including North Hinksey, Wootton, Boars Hill and Botley today.

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It said two PCSOs attended a report of a group of men using the outdoor exercise equipment at Arnold's Way Park, Cumnor, adding: "The group left the area when asked to do so."

It added: "Unfortunately we are still coming across people who are out for non-essential reasons- today's excuses have included Pokémon, picnics and sunbathing!"

The post also said PCSOs helped a woman having a mental health episode today.