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Dalek In Robin Hood's Bay Orders Humans To 'Self-Isolate'

Dalek In Robin Hood's Bay Orders Humans To 'Self-Isolate'

Published by Karen Liu at 12:06pm 6th April 2020.

A Dalek has been spotted patrolling the streets of Robin Hood's Bay and ordering "all humans to self-isolate".

In a video captured by amused residents, the Doctor Who villain passes through the deserted street while ordering people to comply with "the order of the Daleks".

People across the UK have been urged by the government to stay at home and only leave the house for essential needs to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some thought the incident was some light relief, with one Twitter user writing: "Wildlife is finally returning to Britain's streets. Nature is healing."


But others found the clip, taken in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, terrifying.

One social media user wrote: "Am I the only one to feel a genuine shiver of fear watching this? As a child I would most certainly have been hiding behind the sofa.

"And if a Cyberman came marching down the road, that would be it, I'd be running for my life!"

Another person added: "I'm not going to argue with a Dalek."

Tayside Police in Scotland used the viral video to remind its Twitter followers to stay inside during the coronavirus pandemic - and appeared to have some impressive Doctor Who knowledge.

"Our colleagues in Skaro Division have deployed their Direct Action Local Enforcement Kops to ensure everyone is following guidelines about isolation and social distancing," the force wrote.

"We recommend everyone uses their Totally Awesome Rightly Distanced Isolation Systems to comply."

The Daleks were created by sci-fi writer Terry Nation, first appearing in the popular television series in 1963.

Their usual catchphrase is "Exterminate!" - but, for now, they're asking people to "self-isolate".




There are 3 comments on this page.

margaret kenningley, on 6th April 2020 6:10pm
This is great wish we had one in Scarborough
KAH, on 7th April 2020 7:25am
I agree with Margaret, what a good way to get the message across, whether it adds a bit of fun or a bit of fear. It seems we need stern reminders !
Jinsta, on 7th April 2020 9:01am
A very unique And noticeable way of getting an important message across. Love it. Well done to those behind this!

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