Police have fined a Wolverhampton angler who travelled 110 miles for a fishing trip amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Cambridge Police issued the fixed-penalty notice to the Covid-19 flouter after they were spotted at a lake at Mepal Outdoor Centre on Saturday, April 25.
Two others – from Lowestoft, Northants – were also slapped with a fine at the same time, a spokesman for the force said.
The spokesman added: “We’ve issued 3 penalty notices to people from Lowestoft, Northants and Wolverhampton for fishing at the Lake at the old Mepal Outdoor centre
“As per the Government guidance and also DEFRA, people should not be leaving their houses in order to go fishing recreationally.”
The news comes on the same day dozens of motorists flocked to a Staffordshire beauty spot – despite pleas not to drive there.
In the clip, which can be watched below , a variety of cars can be seen parked up at Marquis Drive outside Cannock Chase and was met with criticism online.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service urged residents to ‘stay away’ after 150 deliberate fires.
The only reasons anyone can go out are:
1) shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible;
2) one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
3) any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
4) travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.