Four Leeds men caught by police trying to sneak into Lake District in taxi at 1.30am

Four Leeds men were caught by police trying to sneak into the Lake District at 1.30am - by taking a taxi.

Sunday, 12th April 2020, 9:54 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 9:56 am

Police in Cumbria caught the unsuspecting quartet trying to cross the Lancashire border at 1.30am while travelling in a taxi.

Current government rules policing the lockdown state that all non-essential travel is banned and people must stay home unless going for food, medicine, or a few other exceptions including helping a vulnerable person.

Police obviously didn't consider the four men's trip to be essential.

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Police caught the men trying to sneak into Lancashire at 1.30am

Although it is not made clear why the men were travelling from Leeds, the police caught them and gave them an escort back to the Lancashire border - and warned the public that officers are out 'at all hours' to catch people making non-essential journeys.

A statement issued by Cumbria Constabulary said: "Four men in a taxi from Leeds come to the Lake District at 01.30 in the morning!

"Sadly its not the beginning of a joke and they were not laughing when we escorted them back to the Lancashire border.

"We are out at all hours so don't try sneaking in. #stayathome means just that."

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