Car seized from two men who breached Covid laws in Corby

They were ‘continually’ on the Kingswood estate during lockdown

By Kate Cronin
Friday, 29th January 2021, 7:00 am
The car was eventually removed
The car was eventually removed

Two men seen ‘continually’ flouting Covid laws in Corby have had their car seized.

Acting on local intelligence, police community support officers in were out patrolling the tough Kingswood estate yesterday (Thursday, December 29).

They found two men who had no reason to be there - and discovered their car was not being legally driven.

The motor was seized in Culross Walk

In a statement, PCSO Chris Asante-Ampaduh said: “A member of public reported that persons had been flouting Covid rules in the area of Cullross Walk and were continually turning up in a vehicle making unnecessary journeys in and out of the area.

“Two males were stopped near to the reported vehicle and gave no reasonable excuse to be away from their homes.

“Covid 19 Fixed Penalty Notices have now been issued to both the males.

“The vehicle was also found with no tax, insurance or current MOT.

”They have been advised to make their way home without the vehicle which has been seized now.

“Don't make unnecessary trips in lock down please.”

Tough lockdown laws make it illegal for anyone to be away from home for only a handful of reasons including work, exercise or in an emergency. The measures were introduced earlier this month after rising Covid rates became unmanageable with the tier system. More than 100,000 UK people have now died of the virus, which is thought to have emerged in China at the end of 2019.