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Coronavirus: Motorist caught on five-hour journey to Dundee to buy puppy

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An English driver has been caught making a five-hour journey to Dundee to buy a puppy.

The motorist was caught in Manchester attempting to make the five-hour journey during the coronavirus lockdown.

He set off from Bury on Saturday morning and admitted to police he wouldn’t have made the journey at the beginning of lockdown.

Cumbria Roads Police division stopped his Black Audi and reported him for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules.

The driver was issued a penalty and warned to comply with lockdown regulations.

Police tweeted the driver’s actions with a warning to others.

It said: “This driver set off from Bury, Manchester this morning and travelled to Dundee to purchase a puppy.

“Again, not an essential journey. The driver agreed he wouldn’t have made this journey when lockdown commenced. Nothing has changed. Fixed penalty issued. #StayHomeSaveLives.”

Cumbria Roads Police division also tweeted the picture of a car en route to London from Aberdeen

“This driver thought it would be OK to drive from London to Aberdeen to see his cousin.  Nope,” they tweeted.

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