Three friends from Banbury given Covid-19 lockdown fines for driving 21 miles to Stow-on-the-Wold

Police fined three friends from Banbury today, Thursday January 14, who drove together 21 miles to Stow on the Wold.

By Matt Elofson
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 9:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th January 2021, 9:36 pm

Cotswolds Police with the Gloucestershire Constabulary issued £200 fines to each of the three people for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Cotswolds Police issued the following statement about the fines via their Twitter feed: "Three friends who had driven 21 miles to Stow on the Wold from Oxfordshire have been fined £200 each for breaking lockdown rules. Officers stated that they had no reasonable excuse to be in a car together so far from home."

Officers with the Cotswolds Police confirmed the three friends had travelled from Banbury.

Police fined three friends from Banbury today, Thursday January 14, who drove together 21 miles to Stow on the Wold.