A group of 11 men who drove 150 miles to go hiking in the Peak District have been fined for breaching coronavirus rules after one of them crashed their car.

The men had travelled all the way from Harrow in three separate vehicles on Monday, the day Boris Johnson announced Britain's third lockdown.

But they were caught by police flouting Covid laws after one driver flipped his car on the A6013 near Bamford, Derbyshire, following a day in the countryside.

Harrow Times: This car flipped onto its roof after the driver crashed. Credit: SWNS/Buxton PoliceThis car flipped onto its roof after the driver crashed. Credit: SWNS/Buxton Police

The group, who were embarking on the three hour journey home, were each handed £200 penalties for travelling between tier four areas.

Derbyshire Police also seized one of the three vehicles due to it being uninsured and sent its owner home on a train.

The driver of the car which ended up on its roof was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.

Harrow Times: A car was later recovered. Credit: SWNS/Buxton PoliceA car was later recovered. Credit: SWNS/Buxton Police

Sharing photos of the crashed car, Buxton Police wrote: "Last night a group of 11 came up from Harrow (London) in three cars.

"One crashed. One car seized due to driver not being insured and was sent home on the train. All 11 will now be getting a fixed penalty notice of £200."

Angry residents took to social media with many saying the area had been heaving with tourists travelling from across the country.

London was plunged into Tier four on December 20 meaning anyone caught travelling outside of the city could face a fine if they flouted the ‘stay at home’ order.

Derbyshire then entered Tier four on New Year’s Eve due to rising infection levels within the county before England entered a new national lockdown on Monday.