Police officers have fined seven people after a large car meet took place at Cheddar Gorge over the weekend reportedly involving more than 200 vehicles.

It took place on Sunday 24th May in an apparent breach of lockdown rules. Avon and Somerset Police gave out seven penalty notices for driving offences and warned 15 people about the current guidelines.

ITV said eyewitnesses had reported seeing between 200 and 300 sports cars at the popular beauty spot.

Sergeant Joe Piscina, from Avon and Somerset Police, said officers will be looking at the footage captured by members of the public and identifying those who were involved in the alleged rule breach.

He said: “The overwhelming majority of people were receptive to what they were told. However, 15 warnings were issued to people contravening the requirements.”

“There were also occasions when drivers arrived at the gorge not for exercising and they were spoken to and many agreed to move on.”

In recent weeks since the start of the Coronavirus lockdown roads leading to the area were closed to avoid an influx of visitors. Since the restrictions have been eased, the roads have reopened.

 

 
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