Car packed with Londoners fined after driving to Brighton ‘for takeaway’

A car-load of Covidiot Londoners who flouted life-saving restrictions to go on a New Year’s Eve jolly to Brighton have been slapped with a fine.

Police on the south coast pulled the car, filled to the brim with five people, over before the gang claimed they were only going to pick up a takeaway.

The dimwits tried to convince Sussex Police that they had driven 50-miles to collect their grub.

Police didn’t buy it and soon handed out fines for ignoring their Tier Four status, which means they should have stayed at home in the capital.

Takeaways are still open in Tier 4 areas and people are allowed to leave their homes to pick them up but you're not meant to leave your local area unless it's for an absolutely essential reason such as work and education.

That means driving from London to Brighton to collect a takeaway is banned, My London reported.

So even if the group were telling the truth, it wouldn't be allowed.

Both London and Brighton and Hove are in Tier 4, along with a lot of England as Covid cases continue to rise.

Depending on where in London you're coming from, it can take between and hour and two hours to drive down to Brighton, which is in East Sussex.

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Individual fines for breaking coronavirus rules are £200, and you can be fined each time you break the rules, up to £3,600.

The majority of England is now under tough restrictions, in either tier three or four, as a mutant strain of coronavirus continues to run rampant.

Today alone there were in excess of 50,000 new cases, a figure surpassed for the fourth day running.

And another 613 deaths were recorded, which although down on New Year’s Eve, still brings the UK’s grim total to 2.5 million cases and 74,125 deaths.

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