Driver of seized car had failed to follow 14-day coronavirus quarantine

The driver of a seized car was reported by police for failing to quarantine after recent entry into

The driver of a seized car was reported by police for failing to quarantine after recent entry into the UK. Photo: NSRAPT Twitter - Credit: Archant

A man whose car was seized by police was also found to be in breach of coronavirus quarantine rules after failing to self-isolate when told to.

Police confirmed that a male driver in his 20s was stopped by roads policing officers on Havelock Road in Great Yarmouth at 1.45pm on Tuesday during a routine patrol.

Initially, the stop was made after officers noticed a brake light defect on the vehicle - and the driver not wearing a seatbelt.

The car had an expired MOT and no insurance, and so the driver was issued with a Traffic Offence Report.

Further enquiries revealed that the man had also just entered the UK from another European country, but had not followed the 14-day self-isolation requirement as per government guidelines.


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Norfolk Constabulary said: “As a result of this, the driver was given words of advice as part of the national escalation principle of engaging, explaining and encouraging.

“Enforcement is the last resort.”

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No arrests were made at the scene.

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