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Seven women caught in limo together fined hundreds of pounds for breaking COVID rules

Seven women have been fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions after being caught travelling in a limousine together.

The women were stopped by West Midlands Police on Saturday night after travelling from Bilston to Sedgley, near Dudley.

They were issued fines of £200 each for breaching COVID-19 restrictions that came into effect on 5 November.

After officers stopped the limousine in Bilston, the women, who were in their 20s, 30s and 40s, claimed they lived in the same household.

However, after they got out of the vehicle in Sedgley, police said they learned this was not the case.

West Midlands Police said: “Seven women have been issued with fixed penalty notices after travelling together in a stretched limousine from Bilston to Sedgley in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

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“The vehicle was initially stopped in Bilston, where all seven, aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s, alleged they lived in the same household.

“On alighting the vehicle in Sedgley it became clear to officers this was not the case and the fines were issued.”

Under current COVID-19 restrictions, which are in force until 2 December, people in England cannot leave their homes unless it is for essential reasons, such as going to school and work, food shopping, attending medical appointments and exercise.

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