Covid: Speeding driver stopped during 200-mile trip to 'buy food'

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Police stopped the car in West YorkshireImage source, West Yorkshire Police
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The Lexus driver did not have a licence or insurance, West Yorkshire Police said

A speeding driver on a 200-mile round trip in breach of lockdown rules told officers he had gone to "buy food".

Police stopped a silver Lexus travelling at 100mph (161km/h) on the M62 in West Yorkshire on Monday night

The driver and passenger said they were travelling back to Staffordshire after visiting Bradford.

As well as breaching Covid legislation, the pair were detained on suspicion of immigration offences, West Yorkshire Police said.

The driver also had no licence or insurance and the car was seized, the force added.

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