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Surrey couple fined after driving 265 miles for "day trip" to Cornwall

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Surrey couple fined after driving 265 miles for "day trip" to Cornwall

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:38pm 1st May 2020. (Updated at 7:44pm 1st May 2020)

A couple from Surrey who took a day trip to St Ives said they did so because of the pressure of an upcoming exam.

The pair were issued a £60 fine by police after they travelled 265 miles to Cornwall, breaking the government's coronavirus lockdown rules.

In a statement on Facebook officers said:

“From Surrey to St Ives for an hour! Today our Officers attended the pier in St Ives where a couple had been spotted by concerned residents.

“It transpired that the couple had driven 265 miles from Surrey for a day trip due to forthcoming exam pressure and thought their trip essential.

“Both were issued with COVID-19 penalty notices and immediately decided to cut their outing short and return home.

“All in all a very long 530 mile round trip for an hour by the sea.”

Under government guidelines people should not make unnecessary journeys and should only travel for food, medical reasons or work, if you cannot work from home.