Rishi Sunak FINED for not wearing seatbelt during Lancashire trip

Rishi Sunak has landed himself in hot water
Rishi Sunak has landed himself in hot water

Rishi Sunak previously apologised for the 'brief error of judgment'

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The Prime Minister has been issued with a fixed penalty notice by police for failing to wear a seatbelt while filming a social media clip in the back of a moving car.

Rishi Sunak previously apologised for the “brief error of judgment” as he carried out a series of visits in Lancashire on Thursday.

Mr Sunak was spotted not wearing his seatbelt in an Instagram video he filmed to promote levelling-up funding during a visit to the North of England.

Lancashire Police said: “You will be aware that a video has been circulating on social media showing an individual failing to wear a seat belt while a passenger in a moving car in Lancashire.

“After looking into this matter, we have today (Friday, January 20th) issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty.”

The Prime Minister will pay the fine issued by Lancashire Constabulary and “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised”, a No10 spokesperson said.