Driver stopped in Stevenage for playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go was a craze when it was released in 2016. Picture: Pixabay.

Pokemon Go was a craze when it was released in 2016. Picture: Pixabay. - Credit: Archant

Police stopped a driver at Stevenge Leisure Park this morning and questioned him under the new COVID-19 lockdown rules.

The man explained to Stevenage Police he was in the area playing Pokemon GO, a game app where you see pokemon in the real-world using the camera on your phone.

It was one of the most profitable apps of 2016 and sparked a craze across the world.

Police told the driver that Pokemon GO is not essential travel, under the legislation, and told him to go home.