A car crashed after a group of friends broke lockdown rules to travel 50 miles "to look at snow".

The four people, who escaped injury, drove from St Helens to Bamford so they could admire snowfall.

Tweeting from a Derbyshire Police account, a spokesperson said the unessential journey resulted in a dangerous crash.

The car rolled on its side, with the front window smashing.

The four people involved were all from different households and were issued with a fine, the force added.

It tweeted: "Four people travelled over 50 miles from St Helens to Bamford, #Highpeak to "look at the snow", but resulted in rolling their car on its side.

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"Is this essential? No! All who are from different households issued with Covid19 tickets #StayHomeSaveLives "

Under new lockdown rules, people are only permitted to leave their homes to go grocery shopping, shopping for medicine or to exercise outdoors.

People are urged to stay local to their area if they are exercising though.

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