KATIE Price has been pictured leaving a cabin 180 miles from her home after dodging a fine and being accused of “breaking lockdown rules”.
The Sun can reveal that West Mercia Police ruled the 42-year-old star had made the journey for “legitimate” work purposes.
Katie and Carl dodged a fine after their weekend outing
Katie and Carl, 32, left his home in Essex and drove 180 miles to Shropshire at the weekend, with the pair appearing to stay at the luxury cottages at Henlle Hall – the same place they visited with the family at Christmas.
They were seen driving away from the accommodation – about a five-hour drive from their home – today in a white BMW.
The Sun can exclusively reveal that the couple escaped a fine for their Valentine’s Day outing.
Shropshire DCI Rik Klair told us: “We received reports on Sunday 14 February of a possible Covid breach at a location near Oswestry.
Katie and Carl’s car at the log cabin
The pair were seen driving from the location
Katie and Carl in the car with a face mask hanging from the mirror
“Officers attended and after speaking to the manager of the premises identified that two individuals were staying at this location.
“It was found that they were there for legitimate business purposes and were not issued with any fines.
“We are continuing to liaise with the premises to see if any breach of the Covid-19 regulations has taken place on their part.”
Katie had previously claimed that they spent yesterday in a “love cabin” in Carl’s back garden, telling The Sun: “I never expected all of this. There’s a cabin in the garden and the decorations are unbelievable.
The pair were spoken to by police after driving 150 miles in lockdown
“So much thought has gone into it and he didn’t get anything for free – he designed and paid for it all himself.”
Under Tier 4 lockdown laws you must stay at home and only leave for a specific purpose or if you have a “reasonable excuse”.
This includes going to work if it can’t be done from home, shopping for essentials, attending education or training, using registered childcare, outdoor exercise and for medical reasons.
Katie previously stayed at the cottages over Christmas
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