January 26, 2021

Coronavirus: Family fined for London to Devon fishing trip

A family have been sent home by police after driving nearly 200 miles (322 km) to go fishing, despite restrictions being in place due to coronavirus.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the family from London was discovered near Torquay at about 05:00 BST.

Control room supervisor Mike Newton said they were fined and “escorted out of Devon”, adding: “I shall refrain from further comment.”

The government advice is to stay at home and away from others.

It repeated messages against holiday travel and to only go outside for food, health reasons or work where essential ahead of the Easter weekend.

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