A fuming mum binned a £23 takeaway and rang the police after her delivery driver bragged about his holiday.

The hungry 41-year-old, who asked not the named, said the restaurant driver from her local Chinese told her he had returned from a trip to Greece.

Wrongly assuming there was a mandatory quarantine for returning jet-setters from Greece, she tossed the grub in the rubbish out of fear of Covid-19.

She told the Stoke Sentinel that she ditched her family takeaway of chicken fried rice, chips, and fillet Cantonese beef before ringing the police.

Detectives have since confirmed that while the driver had had a holiday to Greece he was under no requirement to isolate.

Delivery takeaway
The £23 takeaway ended up in the bin

But the worried mum said she feared for her son and grandmother.

She told the local paper: "My concern isn’t really for myself, I'm not at risk.

"But I am responsible for my grandma, who's 91, and is at high risk.

Norton China
The restaurant, Norton China, declined to comment

"And I have got a child too. I may as well have got £23 and put it in the bin because that’s what I did last night. I was so disappointed and very angry about it."

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: "We carried out enquiries and it's been deemed he went to a part of Greece where he didn't have to self-isolate on his return."

From Thursday Brits have been told not to travel anywhere outside their home unless for business.

The government says: "Avoid all non-essential travel by private or public transport.

"Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed – including holidays in the UK and abroad."

There are currently only a few countries that people in England can jet off to without having to self-isolate when they touch back down in the UK.

They are the Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Germany, Greece, Madeira, Azores, Maldives and Sweden.