Lancashire driver makes 'non-essential' trip to North Yorkshire to do some metal detecting

A Lancashire man who drove around 100 miles to do some metal detecting in Filey was stopped by North Yorkshire Police.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 6:31 pm

A driver who had travelled around 100 miles from Lancashire to Filey was stopped by police near Malton at around 1am yesterday (April 21).

Officers discovered the man had made the trip to North Yorkshire to do some metal detecting on the beach.

The Lancashire border is around 100 miles from Filey, meaning the minimum distance for the round trip would have been around 200 miles.

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Sgt Paul Cording, from the North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group, said: "This vehicle stopped along with my North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group colleague near Malton.

"Apparently the driver was on his way back to Lancashire from Filey having been there metal detecting on the beach.

"Not an essential journey under the current Covid-19 guidelines, so reported."

Police did not say where in Lancashire the driver was from.

A Lancashire driver was stopped after travelling around 100 miles from Lancashire to Filney. (Credit: @OscarRomeo1268)

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