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London Covid: Men who drove 300 miles from London to Shropshire to take a photo fined

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London Covid: Men who drove 300 miles from London to Shropshire to take a photo fined

A group of three men have been handed hefty fines after they made a 300 mile round trip from London to Shropshire to take a photo.

The drivers risked a pandemic, snow and ice to leave the capital for a day out.

The police found them at a beauty spot near Church Stretton in Shropshire, having driven all the way from Kensington in West London.

The West Mercia police said the men had admitted they were there ‘to take a photograph of the view’ when asked.

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But the three men did not have a working phone between them so according to the police ‘the only souvenir of their 300 mile round trip will be the fines’.

Fixed penalty notices for breaching coronavirus laws start at £200 and can double with each subsequent offence.

Last month Home Secretary Priti Patel further tightened lockdown restrictions on gatherings in an effort to prevent Covid transmissions.

Anyone attending gatherings of 15 or more people faces £800 fines.

Anyone committing a repeat offence will find the fine doubling, up to £6,400.