This video shows the moment police apprehended a group of five friends who broke lockdown rules to go on a 320 mile trip – and found a sixth mate hiding in the car boot.
North Yorkshire Police officers stopped the vehicle near Northallerton on Friday January 15 after discovering it had no MOT or tax.
They spoke to five men in the Audi before asking to see inside the boot.
One officer can be heard asking: ‘What is in the back here, owt or nowt?’
One of the car passengers replies: ‘Nothing.’
However, upon opening the boot the police officer discovers a man lying down in the confined space.
He can be heard saying: ‘Oh, hello, jump out my friend.’
The officers discovered the group were 160 miles from home, although none could explain why.
Under lockdown rules people are only allowed out for essential reasons such as a food shop or to go the doctors, and those who do leave their home are advised to stay local.
All six were given fixed penalty notices for breaking Covid-19 regulations and sent on the return journey home.
After further checks, it was also revealed that one of the men was wanted for indecent exposure and for failing to attend court.
He was arrested and the car was also seized.
A force spokesman said: ‘Thank you to everyone who continues to stay home, stay local and stay safe.
‘And, if your journey is essential, please travel carefully and not in the boot.’
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