POLICE have confirmed they were called to Kinver High Street at the weekend following reports of a gathering of young people.

Staffordshire Police was alerted at 4.45pm on Saturday (February 6) after five to six young people were reported to be gathering in the High Street.

However, a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "Officers attended and no one was present at the scene. Police reviewed CCTV footage and left shortly afterwards."

Police said there were no reports logged in relation to Covid-19 checks at Kinver Edge over the weekend despite heated debates on social media sites about whether officers had been cracking down on people visiting the beauty spot from out of the area.

Current coronavirus lockdown rules state people must not leave their home except where necessary.

People can, however, go outside to shop for basic necessities for themselves or a vulnerable person; to go to work or provide voluntary/charitable services (if not possible from home); to seek medical help or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm; attend education or childcare (for those eligible); meet your support or childcare bubble where necessary; and to exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person.

But the rules state exercise should be limited to once a day, and people should not travel outside their local area – which the government defines as the village, town or part of the city where you live.