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Shropshire Porsche driver reported for 'going for a spin' against lockdown laws

By Charlotte Bentley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A Shropshire driver was stopped and reported by police after being caught "going for a spin" in Wales.

Shropshire Porsche driver stopped in Bala. Picture: @NWPRPU

The Porsche driver was stopped by North Wales Roads Policing Unit in Bala on Saturday afternoon and reprimanded for breaking the new coronavirus lockdown guidelines.

Under the new rules only essential journeys should be made - and that does not include driving to Snowdonia for a Saturday afternoon spin.

The police team tweeted: "The driver of this Porsche decided to come 'for a spin' from the Shropshire area this morning.

"Stopped in Bala whilst we were on patrol. He has been reported under the new Covid-19 legislation and will be dealt with by the court. #StayHomeSaveLives #ProtectOurNHS"

The Government announced on March 23 that people must stay at home apart from for "essential journeys" which should be made as infrequently as possible.

Valid travel reasons include shopping for basic necessities, such as trips to the supermarket or other food stores, trips to pharmacies for any medical need, caring for any elderly or vulnerable people and travelling for work purposes, where the work cannot be done from home.

Charlotte Bentley

By Charlotte Bentley
Community Reporter - @CharlotteB_Star

Community Reporter at the Shropshire Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Contact me at charlotte.bentley@shropshirestar.co.uk.

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