Coronavirus: People asked to report ice cream vans still selling

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Ice cream vans have been operating in Leeds despite their licences being stopped

People who spot ice cream vans operating during the coronavirus epidemic are being urged by a council to report them.

Leeds City Council said it has received reports of vendors still selling despite their licences being stopped.

A decision to fine vendors follows government guidance to only travel if necessary.

Deeming ice cream vans "non-essential" was "not easy", said the council.

Vendors who are caught selling are "operating illegally", warned the authority.

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: "These are incredibly challenging times for us all and we need to work together as a city to make a difference and save lives.

"We know this isn't easy, but ice cream vans are not essential and this unnecessary contact is putting more people at risk."

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