South Yorkshire man stopped by police after travelling 200 miles to visit girlfriend

A South Yorkshire motorist had to be sent packing by police after he ignored coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling over 200 miles to visit his girlfriend.

Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 3:45 pm

Officers from Dorset Police’s dedicated ‘No Excuse’ road safety team carried out 90 vehicle checks around the A31 Ferndown and the A338 Spur Road, in the South West of England on Monday.

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Among those not adhering to the government's stay at home guidelines was a Rotherham motorist who was seen travelling at speed down the A31, in Dorset, and was swiftly sent back home.

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Dorset Police stopped the man while carrying out checks near the A31 Ferndown and the A338 Spur Road

It is not known if police issued the man with a fine for breaking the restrictions.

The UK remains in lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

People are only allowed to leave their homes “very limited” reasons including shopping, medical appointments or supplies, exercise once a day and essential travel to work.

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