Moment cops find Covidiot hiding in boot as they fined six pals for breaking lockdown with 320 mile trip

THIS is the moment cops found a Covidiot hiding in the boot as they fined six pals for breaking lockdown.

Footage shows police officers finding the brazen flouter during a 320-mile trip.

North Yorkshire Police officers stopped the vehicle near Northallerton last Friday after discovering it had no MOT or tax.

They spoke to five men in the motor, an Audi, before asking to see inside the boot.

One officer can be heard asking: "What is in the back here, owt or nowt?"

The man replies: "Nothing."


However, upon opening the boot the bemused copper discovers a man lying down in the confined space.

He can be heard saying: "Oh, hello, jump out my friend."

The officers discovered the group were 160 miles from home, although none of them could explain why.

All six were given fixed penalty notices for breaking Covid-19 regulations and sent on the return journey home.

What you could be fined for

You could face a fine for:

  • Being out of your home without a reasonable excuse as below
  • Travelling abroad or going on holiday during the lockdown period – as this is not a reasonable excuse
  • Breaking Covid rules by having others outside your household inside your home
  • Meeting people outside your household outside – unless it's one person for exercise alone
  • Hosting a gathering – this could see you get a fine of up to £10,000
  • Businesses or venues can be fined up to £10,000 too for
    continuing to operate despite being ordered to shut
  • Not wearing a face covering on public transport or in shops

"Reasonable" excuses for being out of your home include:

  • Work: If you have to go to work as you really can't work from home, this will be allowed. Key workers such as those who work for the police, or NHS, will be permitted to do so
  • School: only for the kids of key workers or vulnerable pupils
  • Exercise: Boris will continue to allow unlimited exercise
    outdoors. That means people can carry on going for walks, runs and other forms of exercise outdoors if they wish. You can do that with your household, support bubble or on your own with one person from another household
  • Food, drink & supplies: People will still be allowed out to collect food and drink – such as at the supermarket, or take-aways
  • Medical appointments: Everyone will be urged to continue to attend hospital and doctor appointments if they need to
  • To escape injury or harm; those at risk of harm are allowed to leave their current home and move elsewhere
  • To provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer: people will still be allowed to travel to care for people who need it, or attend volunteer work too 

After further checks, it was also revealed that one of the men was wanted for indecent exposure and for failing to attend court.

He was arrested and the car was also seized.

Brits have been told to stay at home with non-essential shops forced to close and families unable to see each other.

Earlier this month, four men were fined £800 for travelling to get a McDonald's breakfast even though it didn't open for another two hours.

Another Covidiot was fined by cops for attempting to visit all 92 football league grounds in a road trip during lockdown.

A force spokesman said: "Thank you to everyone who continues to stay home, stay local and stay safe.

"And, if your journey is essential, please travel carefully and not in the boot."

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