Family of 11 caught on 120-mile trip from Manchester to North Wales beauty spot during coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

A FAMILY of 11 were caught on 120-mile trip from Manchester to a North Wales beauty spot during the coronavirus lockdown.

Police stopped the convoy of three cars made up of people from different households – slamming it as "unbelievable".

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The group made the trip to spend the day at South Stack on Anglesey despite stricter measures still being in place in Wales.

According to lockdown rules in Wales, people should only leave home if you have a "reasonable excuse" to do so.

A drive to the coast or countryside is not considered essential – with many beauty spots have been closed to stop people travelling and congregating.

The public have also been warned that leaving home just to meet friends and family is not allowed under the coronavirus lockdown rules.

Chief Officer for the North Wales Police Special Constabulary Mark Owen tweeted: "Unbelievable…. 11 people from Manchester travelling in three different cars thought it would be a good idea to have a day trip to South Stack.

"One family but from different households. Each person prosecuted under Covid legislation @NWPSpecials #StayHomeSaveLives"

It comes after cops were forced to break up a 70-person rave over the weekend as crowds moaned that they were "sick of isolation".

Officers were called to a mass gathering in Granville Country Park in Telford, Shropshire, where a DJ was playing loud music to a large crowd of lockdown breakers.

Last week, Britain's biggest covidiot was revealed to have been fined NINE TIMES for breaking lockdown rules.

Police in England and Wales have issued over 14,000 fines for lockdown breaches during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Met reported 906 fines had been issued, with Thames Valley, North Yorkshire & Devon and Cornwall issuing about 800 each.

The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) said its "proportionate" approach is working with only 1 in 5000 people fined across England and Wales.

Meanwhile, the Crown Prosecution Service said dozens of people have been wrongly charged by police under new coronavirus laws.

A review of 231 cases of people hauled before the courts over offences related to coronavirus showed 56 people were wrongly changed.

Most were mistakenly prosecuted under the Coronavirus Act for people who are potentially infectious and should be self-isolating.


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