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Coronavirus: Surrey to St Ives seaside day trip 'due to exam pressure'

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image captionPolice fined the couple £60 on Friday morning and told them to go home

A couple flouted lockdown rules with a drive from Surrey to Cornwall for a seaside trip to relieve "exam pressure".

The pair, in their 20s, told police they felt the 265-mile (426km) journey to St Ives was essential.

Officers told them the day trip breached coronavirus travel rules, gave them a £60 fine and sent them home.

"All in all a very long 530 mile round trip for an hour by the sea," said Penzance Police.

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