February 24, 2021 5.01 pm This story is over 7 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.

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