A BIRMINGHAM man who broke the rules to travel to a Ceredigion beach during the first coronavirus lockdown must pay more than £800 in a fine and costs.

Martin Meson, of Dacer Close, Birmingham, found the case against him proved under the single justice procedure when it was heard before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court.

He was caught at New Quay after travelling without reasonable excuse during the emergency period to go to the beach on June 9.

The 31-year-old was fined £660 by the court in his absence and ordered to pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £66 victim surcharge.