‘You have no business in this street’: Good Samaritan finds aggressive note on car after delivering food for vulnerable residents during lockdown
- Sarah Crossland was delivering food in Morley, Leeds, when she got the note
- Angry note told her she had ‘no business’ visiting the street in Morley, Leeds
- Neighbours have been encouraged to check on each other during crisis
- Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID
A woman was horrified to find an aggressive note on her car after she dropped off some food for vulnerable residents during lockdown.
Sarah Crossland had parked outside the house she was delivering to in Morley, Leeds, when one resident decided to put the note on her windscreen.
People have been encouraged to check in on those they know, in particular the elderly and the vulnerable, to ask whether they need help during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown.
Neighbours have also been asked to talk to each other to ensure everyone is alright.
Sarah Crossland found this angry note after dropping off supplies to vulnerable residents living in Morley, Leeds
The angry note, scrawled in sketchy capitals with a blue pen, reads: ‘I have recorded your registration number.
‘You have no business in this street. You have broken the quarantine regulation lockdown.’
Ms Crossland shared the message on social media and told people not to be judgemental to those ‘who are trying to help others’.
‘I dropped some shopping off for someone vulnerable,’ she wrote. ‘I did their shopping alongside my own weekly shop.’
‘I parked my car near their house. My window was slightly open due to it being warm.
‘When I got back in my car, I found this passive aggressive note on my seat.
‘I would have been more than happy to explain what I was doing via social distancing, although I thought the shopping bags in my hand and in the car might have been a giveaway.’
She posted about the note on social media saying she would have been happy to explain what she was doing
Ms Crossland said she was not breaking government advice, which has encouraged people to contact others to ask whether they need assistance
Government advice recommends that those who are vulnerable ask friends, family and neighbours for help during the lockdown.
They also stipulate that visits from people who provide essential support to vulnerable people through healthcare, personal support with daily needs or social care should continue.
The NHS has recruited 750,000 strong army of volunteers to help it tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
These individuals may be tasked with Community Response jobs, which include collecting shopping, medication and other essential supplies for individuals who are vulnerable or self-isolating.
The UK’s death toll surged past 10,000 today as the Department of Health recorded a further 737 deaths, bringing the total to 10,612.
The number of coronavirus cases also jumped by 5,288 to 84,279.