Bloke drives 224 miles with his wife in the boot to buy £15 eBay windows

A man was caught during lockdown driving 224 miles with his wife in the boot to collect some £15 windows he bought on eBay.

The unnamed man was on the return leg of a journey from Coventry to Salford when he was stopped by motorway cops on the M6.

The driver had flouted the lockdown to head out to buy the windows despite members of the public being told to only go out for "essential" journeys.

After pulling him over, stunned officer discovered his wife was in the boot of the car because there was not enough room for her to sit in the passenger seat owing to the windows.

North West Motorway Police revealed details of the incident on Sunday afternoon, posting: "A driver has travelled from Coventry to Salford to collect a £15 EBay purchase of windows.

"His wife could not fit in the vehicle so she was travelling in the boot for the return journey when stopped on the M6 Cheshire.

"The driver was given a TOR for the offence."

The force's Twitter followers reacted with disbelief at the news.

One replied: "You genuinely couldn't make this s*** up."

News of the incident comes as police respond to unruly Brits ignoring government advice all across the UK.

In Derby on Saturday, officers broke up a coronavirus karaoke party where revellers were packed in together drinking and eating.

Stunned cops shared photos from inside the 25-person party which was stopped at around 10pm yesterday.

Images shared on Twitter showed a table covered in buffet food and large speakers.

Derbyshire Police told the PA news agency that "strong words of advice" were given to all those inside and the party was dispersed but no further action was taken.

In Bath, a 42-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker – one relating to an officer being spat at – just after 7.30pm on Saturday.

A 36-year-old woman has also been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker after officers were physically assaulted while attending a domestic-related incident in Bridgwater just before 8pm on Saturday.

In neighbouring Gloucestershire, a 43-year-old man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and threatening GBH by infecting with Covid-19 after he allegedly deliberately coughed in the face of a paramedic.

In Manchester, a man has been charged after police said he refused to stop approaching queuing shoppers at the Tesco in Stalybridge.

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  • Coronavirus
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