Coronavirus: Ilford pair stopped by police on 290-mile journey to Welsh coast
- Credit: Google Maps
Two people from Ilford have been stopped by police after flouting coronavirus regulations by driving to the west coast of Wales.
The pair were pulled over by officers in the early hours of this morning (Monday, June 1)
They said they were travelling to St Brides Bay - more than 290 miles from their home, and avoiding the motorways on their journey.
Officers from Pembrokeshire Police reported them for a breach of coronavirus regulations, while the driver was also reported for driving without insurance.
Police then escorted the vehicle back east, driven by the passenger - who was insured to drive the car.
You may also want to watch:
The coronavirus rules in Wales are different to those in England, and do not allow people to drive long distances for leisure purposes.
Instead, people are only permitted to go outside for food, health reasons or work.
- 1 Ilford man raises awareness of 'life-saving' gadget after dad's death
- 2 Owner who posted video of his restaurant defying Covid rules loses licence
- 3 Woman had phone stolen at knife-point in Woodford Green
- 4 Fire breaks out at care home under renovation in Newbury Park
- 5 Ilford Exchange Debenhams to permanently close
- 6 Plans for 66ft 5G mast in Goodmayes alarms residents
- 7 Tributes paid to Ilford jazz legend Keith Nichols, who died from Covid
- 8 Restaurant faces losing licence after allegations of illegal club nights during pandemic
- 9 Have you seen this 17-year-old missing from Wanstead?
- 10 Funeral service for 'giant of Aldborough Hatch' Ron Jeffries to be streamed on Facebook