A pair of bikers have been fined for breaching lockdown rules after going on a 200-mile round trip to buy fish and chips.



The duo had travelled from Rochdale in Greater Manchester to Whitby in North Yorkshire before being stopped, fined and sent home by the police.

Posting on Facebook, North Yorkshire Police said: ''Whilst Whitby would usually welcome visitors to sample our finest fish and chips, due to the current climate this does not constitute reasonable travel.

''Whitby Neighbourhood Policing Team were patrolling the A169 and stopped two motorcyclists who had travelled from Rochdale purely for fish and chips.

''Both were sent home and issued fines.''

The force has also had issues with people breaking lockdown rules to visit beauty spots in the region.

A spokesman said: ''This weekend [2/3 May] proved to be another busy weekend for police in North Yorkshire, with the force seeing no dip in visitors to the area or the number of fines issued.''