Lancashire Police say they are “looking into the matter” after the prime minister was caught on camera not wearing a seatbelt.

Rishi Sunak admitted a “brief error of judgment” after appearing beltless in a clip on Instagram as he promoted his leveling-up funding in Lancashire.

Downing Street said: “That was a brief error of judgment. The PM removed his seatbelt to film a small clip. He fully accepts this was a mistake and apologizes about it.”

The spokesman added: “The prime minister believes everyone should wear a seatbelt.”

Fines of up to £500 can be issued for failing to wear a seatbelt when one is available.

There are a few exemptions, including when a car is being used for police, fire and rescue services, and for certified medical issues.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We are aware of the matter and we will be looking into it.”

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