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US News Police stop driver on 224-mile trip to collect £15 windows - with wife in boot

13:06  30 march  2020
13:06  30 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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North West Motorway Police said the man had driven from Coventry to Salford, Greater Manchester, to buy a £ 15 eBay purchase, despite the coronavirus lockdown. What to Read Next. Coronavirus: Police stop driver making 224 - mile trip during lockdown to buy £ 15 eBay item. Yahoo News UK.

A motorist was stopped by a motorway patrol on a 224 - mile round trip to buy a £ 15 item off eBay, police said. A driver has travelled from Coventry to Salford to collect a £ 15 EBay purchase of windows . His wife could not fit in the vehicle so she was travelling in the boot for the return journey

a man wearing a hat: Police have been given new powers to ensure people stay at home. File pic © Imagebridge Police have been given new powers to ensure people stay at home. File pic

Police have stopped a driver on a 224-mile round trip to collect £15 windows he bought on eBay during the UK's coronavirus lockdown - when officers discovered his wife was in the boot.

North West Motorway Police revealed details of the incident after the British public were told only to make "essential" journeys to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

It comes after England's deputy chief medical officer warned Britons that restrictions on their lives may last for at least six months.

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A driver who flouted the coronavirus lockdown to pick up £ 15 windows with his wife in the boot has been fined. The man, who had bought the windows on eBay, was stopped by police on the M6 in Cheshire on Sunday after collecting his purchase in Salford. Police said his wife had to sit in the

A motorist was stopped by a motorway patrol on a 224 - mile round trip to buy a £ 15 item off eBay The driver travelled from Coventry to collect the eBay purchase of windows in Salford, Greater His wife could not fit in the vehicle so she was travelling in the boot for the return journey when stopped

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In a post on Twitter, the force said: "A driver has travelled from Coventry to Salford to collect a £15 eBay purchase of windows.

An empty stretch of the M5 motorway in Worcestershire during the UK's lockdown © Imagebridge An empty stretch of the M5 motorway in Worcestershire during the UK's lockdown "His wife could not fit in the vehicle so she was travelling in the boot for the return journey when stopped on the M6 Cheshire.

"The driver was given a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) for the offence."

The force later spelt out the only circumstances that people should be leaving their homes, saying: "You can leave your home to shop for basic necessities, [such as] food and medicine; taking exercise - alone or with members of a household; for any medical need or [to] provide care to a vulnerable person; travelling for work purposes, but only where they cannot work from home."

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The man was stopped by police on the M6 and his wife as found to be in the boot to make space for the £ 15 windows he bought off a seller on eBay. North West Motorway Police revealed details of the incident on Sunday afternoon, posting: "A driver has travelled from Coventry to Salford to collect a £

One motorist was stopped on the motorway with his wife in the boot of his car, having made a 224 - mile round trip to collect a £ 15 The driver had travelled from Coventry to Salford to pick up the windows he had bought and was stopped by a motorway patrol on the return part of his journey.

The incident comes after officers broke up a "massive" karaoke party involving 25 people at a house in Derbyshire on Saturday night.

a table full of food: Officers shared this image from the scene of the karaoke party. Pic: Derbyshire Police © Other Officers shared this image from the scene of the karaoke party. Pic: Derbyshire Police Derbyshire Police said it was "clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules".

Meanwhile, South Wales Police urged MP Stephen Kinnock to comply with coronavirus restrictions after he celebrated the 78th birthday of his father, the former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

The Labour MP for Aberavon posted a photo of himself on Twitter sat in his father's front garden and said he was taking part in a "socially distanced celebration".

In response to Mr Kinnock, South Wales Police wrote: "We know celebrating your dad's birthday is a lovely thing to do, however this is not essential travel."

Mr Kinnock replied: "I felt that this was essential travel as I had to deliver some necessary supplies to my parents. I stayed long enough to sing 'happy birthday' to dad, and then I was off."

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North West Motorway Police said a driver had been caught making a 224 - mile round trip from Coventry to Salford, Greater Manchester, to buy £ 15 windows on eBay – with his wife in the boot on the return leg. The Police are seen breaking up a football game taking place on Roath Rec in Cardiff.

Britons breaking coronavirus lockdown rules can be arrested or fined £60 under new police powers to ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel.

Last week Derbyshire Police defended using drones to deter people from flouting the measures after the force filmed people rambling in the Peak District.

Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch branded the drone move "sinister" and "counter-productive".

Meanwhile, officers from Avon and Somerset Police have been conducting random vehicle checks in Bristol to ensure only essential journeys are being made during the coronavirus crisis.

England's deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, warned on Sunday it could be six months or more before the UK gets back to normal from the pandemic.

At the daily Downing Street briefing, Dr Harries said lockdown measures could be in place for months and would be lifted gradually before regular life resumes fully.

The deaths of another 207 people who had contracted coronavirus were announced on Sunday, taking the UK's total to 1,235.

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A police stop point in Penzance where they are checking that drivers are on essential journeys on Police in Devon have started to check whether drivers are on essential journeys or if they are People flocked to their doorways, balconies, gardens and windows to give a heartwarming round of

The driver of the Range Rover, who had driven 115 miles from Sheffield in an attempt to visit Derbyshire Police sent up their drone and filmed people on 'not essential' trips to the Peak District including Road blocks have also been set up to allow authorities to stop and quiz drivers on a whim.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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