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Coronavirus: Driver stopped on M6 lockdown trip with wife in boot

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Shocked police stopped the motorist on the M6 in Cheshire
A driver flouted the coronavirus lockdown to pick up North West Motorway Police issued the man with a traffic offence report.After the force tweeted news of the 220-mile round trip people reacted with a mixture of shock and disbelief.
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A driver has travelled from Coventry to Salford to collect a ?15 EBay purchase of windows. His wife could not fit in the vehicle so she was travelling in the boot for the return journey when stopped on the M6 Cheshire. The driver was given a TOR for the offence.— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) March 29, 2020
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Anthony Collier said: "I am amazed at how many people are still making unnecessary journeys."Jonny Evans quipped: "Maybe he saw a window of opportunity".The government has banned all non-essential travel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Road blocks have been set up in some parts of the country, with police stopping drivers to check their journeys are for an essential purpose.
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