Three friends who drove 21 miles to a Cotswold town have been fined by police.

Their journey from Oxfordshire to Stow-on-the-Wold was deemed to have contravened lockdown rules.

Each were given a £200 fine.

A tweet from Cotswolds Police said: "Officers stated that they had no reasonable excuse to be in a car together so far from home."

The fine is one of hundreds issued by Gloucestershire police since the start of the pandemic.

The latest incident comes after more than 50 tourists were spoken to by police in the North Cotswolds on Sunday.

Gloucestershire Police Federation chairman Steve James recently said officers had been put in an 'impossible position' by the new lockdown rules.

Meanwhile, police will be patrolling the area around North Nibley following reports of potential Covid restriction breaches.