Man pulled over on 270-mile trip home ‘unaware of travel ban’

The Glasgow man allegedly told police in England that he was unaware of the Covid-19 measures put in place.

Coronavirus: A driver was pulled over on Saturday. Eden Police
Coronavirus: A driver was pulled over on Saturday.

A Glasgow man pulled over on a 270-mile trip home allegedly told police he was unaware of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions despite being furloughed.

Eden Police in Cumbria reported that they stopped the Audi driver on the A66 at Appleby on Saturday.

The man, who was reportedly on his way home from Hull following an 11-day stay at his girlfriend’s parents’ house, allegedly told officers he was unaware of the coronavirus measures put in place. 

The police tweeted: “Apparently unaware of Covid-19 measures yet he’s furloughed.”

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Officers said they have reported the man for breaching the travel restrictions.

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