A MAN who claimed he broke self-isolation rules to buy some milk has been fined more than £1,000.

Nasar Farakh, 34, was supposed to be self-isolating back in March as per travel restrictions because he had travelled back from Pakistan.

But when police officers knocked on his door back on March 24, they were unable to find him.

It wasn’t until Farakh turned up to the property that officers spoke to him to find out he had left his home to buy milk.

Farakh, of Long Riding, Basildon, claimed there was no one available to help buy him some – but police were unable to find any milk on him.

Then when officers were leaving the area, they noticed a female visitor knocking on Farakh’s front door.

He was charged with breaching the coronavirus regulations for failing to self-isolate.

During a hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court last week, Farakh was fined £1,230 and ordered to pay £213 in costs.