POLICE are asking people not to move Covid-19 signs put in place in Knutsford by Cheshire East Council to make shoppers aware of the need to social distance.

Knutsford Police said they had been made aware of people moving the Covid-19 road signs, which had been positioned around the town centre, in an attempt to block the road.

A police spokesman said: "While there is currently some ongoing deliberation over the positioning and wording of the signs, please do not move them."

The signs and barriers put in place by Cheshire East Council have come in for criticism for offering mixed messaging and putting off people from visiting the town centre.