Police have issued 14 fines in three days to individuals making an attempt to go away the UK from Kent through the Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel.
One automobile stopped by police on the port , containing eight individuals from two separate households, was trying to journey from London to Bulgaria, whereas one other three automobiles, every with two individuals inside, have been additionally blocked.
Whereas initially officers solely warned the occupants, all 4 automobiles subsequently travelled to Folkestone in an try to succeed in Europe by means of the Channel Tunnel as an alternative – at which level mounted penalty notices of £200 have been issued.
Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix, of Kent Police, mentioned officers have been “left with no selection however to take enforcement motion” after would-be travellers have been set to “blatantly disregard” lockdown guidelines.
Below present restrictions, all journey is banned except it’s work, training or different legally permitted exemptions.
Greater than 50 individuals have been spoken to by cops on the Port of Dover and informed to return dwelling on the finish of final week.