Couple who drove from Crawley to Beachy Head for exercise fined by police

A couple who drove from Crawley to Beachy Head for exercise have been fined by police.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:30 pm
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The man and woman were given fixed penalty notices on Sunday (February 28) after they travelled more than 40 miles to the coast for a walk.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “While exercise is permitted under the government’s coronavirus regulations, it should be done within an area local to a person’s home.”

Over the weekend (February 27-28) Sussex Police issued 258 fines.

Currently anybody over the age of 18 can be fined in England with the cost being £200 for the first offence although this can be lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days.

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