Four people have been slapped with Covid fines after police caught them using off road bikes at an East Lancashire quarry.

The people, who officers say had travelled from outside the local area to use the bikes, were each handed a fine after police said it was 'the only way we can get the message across'.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon at Lee Quarry close to Stacksteads.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Today officers have issued Covid related fixed penalties to four people who have travelled from out of the local area to use off road bikes at Lee Quarry.

"Please be reminded that we are in a national lockdown and you must only leave your homes for essential journeys only.

"We will resort to fines if this is the only way we can get the message across.

"Thank you to the majority of the public who are following the rules.

"The more we follow the rules now, the sooner we will beat this virus together and save lives."