Coronavirus: Man Fined 240 Miles Round Trip “To Buy Bread”


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Leicestershire police stopped the car traveling 110 mph north on the M1

A man was fined after being caught driving 110 km / h on the motorway and told police that he had gone to London to buy bread.

The man was arrested by police at approximately 10:40 p.m. BST on Sunday traveling north to Nottingham on the M1.

They said he was in the car with his two young children and claimed that bread in London was cheaper for £ 1.

Leicestershire police said the man received two fixed penalty notices and was reported to the court for speeding.

The distance between Nottingham and London is over 120 miles.

Force said the man was arrested near Junction 22 in Leicestershire.

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Police said the man had received a speeding notice and the courts would decide the level of the fine.

The second notice was under the Health Protection Regulations 2020, which carries a fine of £ 60. It went into effect last month to give the police the power to punish anyone who flouts lock restrictions.

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The M1 motorway has been practically deserted since the introduction of social distancing measures

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