A DRIVER has been arrested after he travelled to an airport despite being told by to self-isolate.

Police at the airport arrested the driver, who travelled to Gatwick Airport after receiving a warning from NHS track and trace.

Posting on Twitter, Gatwick Police said the offence was a breach of Covid legislation.

The post read: "What do you do when you are told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace?

"Come to Gatwick Airport and in doing so not only breach Covid legislation but also a Community Behaviour Order.

"The result: Arrested by A Section. Remember to stay at home, only make essential journeys."

It comes after a couple drove 88 miles to the Sussex coast "for some fresh air".

They were among the 120 people fined over the weekend for breaching lockdown rules.

Sussex Police issued 120 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) between Friday and Sunday to people who failed to comply with Covid-19 regulations, including the couple, who had driven to Beachy Head in Eastbourne.