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Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne did NOT break lockdown rules with eight-hour journey


Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne did not break lockdown rules by travelling from Essex to Yorkshire to visit a puppy over the weekend, a police investigation has concluded.

The actress, 29, and the former TOWIE star, 29, were met with criticism from fans after they embarked on a eight-hour round trip to the Total K9 facility in Cottam, Driffield, to see their new pet with their daughters Ella, six, and Mia, two, last week.

However, Essex and Humberside Police ruled the journey a ‘legitimate’ business trip after influencer Dan explained that he stopped off at the dog breeder while he was travelling for his competition company Prize Paradise.  

Details: Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne did not break lockdown rules by travelling from Essex to Yorkshire to visit a puppy over the weekend, a police investigation has concluded

Details: Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne did not break lockdown rules by travelling from Essex to Yorkshire to visit a puppy over the weekend, a police investigation has concluded 

A statement from Humberside Police said: ‘On Friday 19 February, we were made aware of reports of an alleged breach of coronavirus regulations.

‘Working alongside our colleagues from Essex Police, the claims were thoroughly investigated and a number of enquiries were carried out. Officers have spoken to those involved.’

The tattoo shop owner decided to check in with Total K9 about whether their Rottweiler would be suitable for his young children. 

They added to The Mirror: ‘It was found that those concerned had travelled for legitimate business purposes and no breaches were found to be committed.’

Meeting: The actress, 29, and the former TOWIE star, 29, embarked on a eight-hour round trip to the Total K9 facility in Cottam (pictured with daughters Ella, six, and Mia, two)

Meeting: The actress, 29, and the former TOWIE star, 29, embarked on a eight-hour round trip to the Total K9 facility in Cottam (pictured with daughters Ella, six, and Mia, two)

Fans had criticised Dan – who also shares son Teddy, seven, with ex Megan Tomlin – for his flaunted infraction, before he furiously hit back, shockingly telling his detractors to ‘go f*** yourselves’.  

Earlier in the month, the reality star posed with the pup and added a caption reading: ‘Look who we did an 8 hour round trip to go visit.’

A journey from the heart of Essex to Driffield takes around three hours and 50 minutes to complete.

Following the initial post, he revealed that while their dog was trained, the family would continue to visit the facility before the pup joins their household.

The revelation didn’t sit well with a number of fans, who lashed out at the star – prompting him to hit back in a self-recorded video, taken as he sat in his car.

No rule-breaking here! Essex and Humberside Police ruled the journey a 'legitimate' business trip after Dan explained he stopped off at the dog breeder while he was travelling for work

No rule-breaking here! Essex and Humberside Police ruled the journey a ‘legitimate’ business trip after Dan explained he stopped off at the dog breeder while he was travelling for work

On this particular occasion, he claimed his job took him to Yorkshire, so he decided to take his wife and children along with him to meet the new puppy.

He then insisted that his wife and children remained in the car and didn’t come into contact with anyone during the long road trip.

He said: ‘Now if I did just go and buy a big dog and didn’t meet it and had it in the house with the kids without meeting it I would stick and people saying, ‘Why are you buying a rottweiler without letting it see your kids first?”.

‘So I can’t win in this situation. We went outside, looked at a puppy and then drove home. We were in a car, we are not causing any problem to anyone else.

‘There is no problem with what I did. I don’t know why Total K9 have had the police down there, it’s ridiculous.’

He added: ‘I know I shouldn’t have to but I’m just clearing it up. I know 99 per cent of people understand like normal humans but to the one per cent of not normal human beings, there’s your explanation.

‘It’s not a big deal, it’s not like, “Oh my God, we’re breaking the law”. Jesus Christ, it’s ridiculous.’

He then addressed the people who he said had been calling him a barrage of insulting names in reaction to the news, by ranting: “Go f*** yourself.

‘You don’t know me, I don’t know you, you wouldn’t call me it to my face, so don’t do it over social media.’

Hitting back: The revelation didn't sit well with a number of fans, who lashed out at the star – prompting him to hit back in a self-recorded video, taken as he sat in his car

Travel: Dan explained to his Instagram followers that he regularly travels the country, as part his work involves delivering competition prizes

Hitting back: The revelation didn’t sit well with a number of fans, who lashed out at the star – prompting him to hit back in a self-recorded video, taken as he sat in his car

The government website currently states: ‘Under UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and leisure.’  

Dan made no secret of the trip to Yorkshire as he shared but later deleted the post detailing the journey and the length of time taken to visit the puppy, who they have since made an Instagram page for under the handle @tysonorottie.

He then explained that the eight-week-old dog would remain at Total K9 to be trained by the experts, while they would visit regularly.

Lengthy trip: A journey from the heart of Essex to Driffield takes around three hours and 50 minutes to complete

Lengthy trip: A journey from the heart of Essex to Driffield takes around three hours and 50 minutes to complete

Details: The government website currently states people 'must stay at home' unless they 'have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and leisure'

Details: The government website currently states people ‘must stay at home’ unless they ‘have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and leisure’

Dan wrote on another post: ‘He will be trained by Total K9 with visits from us, then will join the mad Osborne house permanently.’ 

Total K9 have had a host of other celebrity clients including Lauren Goodger’s two Black Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who have since been rehomed. 

The institution provides Pet and Working Dog Behavioural and Obedience Training and has packages starting from £300 per week.

In November last year, Jacqueline revealed she went to a therapist during the first COvID-19 lockdown, amid her marital woes with husband Dan.

Big reveal: He then explained that the eight-week-old dog would remain at Total K9 to be trained by the experts, while they would visit regularly

Big reveal: He then explained that the eight-week-old dog would remain at Total K9 to be trained by the experts, while they would visit regularly

Their pup: They have since made an Instagram page for under the handle @tysonorottie

Their pup: They have since made an Instagram page for under the handle @tysonorottie

The actress and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner shed light on the time when she moved out of the home she shares with Dan. 

She told The Sun: ‘It felt like everybody wanted to watch me fall apart. I kept it in for a while, but then over lockdown it was a really good time and place for Daniel and I to go through everything — an opportunity for us to talk through it all.’

‘For me, this meant turning to therapy. And because of that, I couldn’t be in the same house as Dan. There was no big argument or bust-up, and there were no other girls. Moving out was literally how I had to deal with it.’

Jacqueline also addressed the women who have sold stories about her husband’s alleged infidelities: ‘Listen, you can’t stop the bitches selling stories — that is fact, I know that. They can say what they want, Daniel and I know the truth.’

Hashing it out: In November of last year, Jacqueline revealed she went to a therapist during the first COVID-19 lockdown , amid her marital woes with husband Dan

Hashing it out: In November of last year, Jacqueline revealed she went to a therapist during the first COVID-19 lockdown , amid her marital woes with husband Dan

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