Covid-19: Rock climbers sent home by police after 100-mile drive

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image captionClimbers from London and Southampton were found at the cliffs in Dorset

Two rock climbers who drove more than 100 miles (160km) to scale cliffs have been sent home by police for breaking lockdown rules.

The climbers told officers their journey from London to Portland, Dorset, was for their "daily exercise", police said.

Another pair from Southampton were also found at the cliffs near Wakeham earlier, officers added.

Police said all four climbers were given advice but were not fined.

The force added that it would fine rule-breakers in future.

Government guidance imposes legal restrictions on exercise during the lockdown, although its recommendation that people stay "local" has no legal force.

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