Mum baffles BBC viewers after driving an hour and a half to the beach – then complains about others doing the same – The Sun

A MUM who drove for an hour and a half to the beach left BBC viewers baffled when she complained that others were doing the same.

Jane Peacock said she was shocked at the number of people enjoying a day out at Lulworth Cove in Dorset – adding that many were not social distancing.

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She told the BBC: "It's lovely to get out but I'm quite shocked at how many people are here.

"They're not paying attention to social distancing. I find that quite annoying to be honest – it's like being in Tesco."

Her daughter, Ellie, added: "It's nice to get out of quarantine but I think it's going to peak again because everyone's going to go mad and go anywhere they can."

Jane's trip was not illegal, after lockdown measures were eased to include day trips by car in England last week.

But some viewers labelled the Peacock family hypocritical, suggesting they should have stayed closer to home.


One Twitter user wrote: "I’m baffled. Just saw this on the news. Woman who drove 1.5 hours to go to the beach with her family complains about other people at the beach who have done the same as her. Does she not see she’s part of the problem?"

Another added: "Sorry Peacock family, I live a five minute walk from the beach where I live, drop me a DM next time you want to come visit and I'll drive the 1.5 hours to your house just to even things up."

Claire Savage tweeted: "This is why the restrictions were put in place, such lack of self awareness.

"Same happens every time there's a discussion about reducing car use, lots of people agree but it's never convenient for them because they need their car…"

Last week, Boris Johnson eased some of the lockdown measures in England, allowing people to take day trips across the country by car.

He has also permitted "unlimited" exercise outside, with people in England allowed to meet up with one person from another household – so long as they keep their distance.

Despite the rules, a family of 11 were caught on a 120-mile trip from Manchester to a North Wales beauty spot – where restrictions are stricter.

According to lockdown rules in Wales, people should only leave home if you have a "reasonable excuse" to do so.



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