A man who broke lockdown rules has been slapped with a fine by police officers after he drove out of his area to walk his dog.

A 21-year-old drove from Wickford to Great Dunmow to exercise his pet pooch, despite current lockdown restrictions telling people to stay in their area.

The man was given a fixed penalty notice by police last week for breaking restrictions.

Fixed penalty notices have also been issued to people who have driven to Southend from London, Sheffield and Manchester.

This is just one of a handful of fines that officers have dished out across the county in the past week.

Despite coronavirus cases continuing to fall in Essex, the police are still cracking down on anyone breaching lockdown rules and restrictions.

Essex Police have thanked everyone who is abiding by the lockdown rules and helped to protect the NHS as well as keeping the community safe.