Friends fined after going from Bristol to Sheffield for shopping

friends fined after going from bristol to sheffield for shopping - Friends fined after going from Bristol to Sheffield for shopping

A group of four friends from Bristol have been fined for travelling 175 miles to a block of flats in Sheffield, for what they described as a ‘spot of shopping’.

They were caught and given Fixed Penalty Notices yesterday evening (Saturday, February 20) by South Yorkshire Police, reports Yorkshire Live.

South Yorkshire Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Team for the south east area of Sheffield posted about the Covid rule breakers on their Facebook page.

The force wrote: “The Manor & Arbourthorne team are patrolling the Park Hill area this evening.

“Coming from Bristol to Sheffield for a spot of shopping is not essential. 4 tickets issued for breaching Covid guidelines.”

Avon and Somerset Police have also been approached for comment.

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The report of the trip raised a few eyebrows of residents who were quick to ask what might inspire a group to drive three and a half hours to shop in a Sheffield housing estate.

A man posted in the comments section saying: “Why are they going from Bristol to Park Hill? Is Park Hill a new holiday spot?”

One woman asked: “What are they shopping for in Sheffield that they can’t get in Bristol?”

One person was more sympathetic to the matter at hand, saying that “people shouldn’t be travelling”.

They wrote: “If they were involved in a car accident that would put unnecessary pressure on the NHS. I’m working from home and hear so many accidents on the travel news.”

South Yorkshire Police have been asked to provide further details about the group.

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