February 24, 2021 5.01 pm This story is over 16 months old

COVID fines for Blackpool group who drove to Lincolnshire

Over 130 miles just to end up fined

Coronavirus fines were issued to the occupants of a car that was stopped in Scunthorpe on Tuesday night after a trip from Blackpool.

Humberside Police said the car travelled from the seaside resort to the North Lincolnshire town, which are over 130 miles apart, without a reasonable excuse. The car was stopped on Ashby Road.

Officers spoke to the driver and discovered that the car had made a non-essential journey. The driver and two passengers (two men and a woman) were each issued with a £200 fine.

Police urged people to follow the rules as the country is still in national lockdown.