Man fined after he 'forgets about lockdown' and drives 150 miles to pick up wardrobe

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A man who "forgot" about the Covid lockdown and made a 250-mile round trip to pick up furniture in Derbyshire has been fined.

The man had driven his van from London to Repton last night.

He caught the attention of police who were on patrol in the village when they noticed his van was straddling the pavement.

Wondering if he needed help, officers from Melbourne and Mercia Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) spoke to him, only to realise he had a different problem.

This was that he had broken lockdown rules to come and pick up the furniture, including a second-hand wardrobe.

The man told officers he had "forgotten" about the national lockdown and he was fined £200.

Melbourne and Mercia Police SNT said: "The motorist explained that he'd just picked up some furniture, including a second-hand wardrobe, from a property in the village.

"However, officers were stunned to discover

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