Man admits catching train from Tier 3 to city with less restrictions – to go for a pint
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A man has admitted travelling from a Tier 3 area in order to go for a drink in a pub during a TV interview.
The thirsty pubgoer, who was not named, told BBC Look York he had got a train from Leeds to York, which is in Tier 2, Leeds Live reports.
In Tier 3 areas, all pubs are shut except for takeaways, but in Tier 2, pubs and bars are allowed to stay open.
In Tier 2, customers must buy a substantial meal with their drink and punters then have to leave once the meal is over.
The man said: "I've come to York to have a drink today because they were opening late and [I] just come across on train."
The man admitted what he had done in a TV interview
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The BBC reporter then said to the man: "It's not against the law but technically you're not supposed to do that.
"Are you aware of that?"
The Leeds man then responded: "Yeah but it's not against the law you've just said that."
The man said he had got a train so he could get a drink
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Recently, North Yorkshire Police said drivers travelling from Tier 3 into Tier 2 areas could face "enforcement action" for non-essential journeys.
The force warned residents in Tier 3 areas such as Leeds and Bradford to stay away.
That is unless they need to travel into a Tier 2 area for work or education.