A man was arrested trying to escape quarantine dressed in a brown T-rex dinosaur costume after testing positive for COVID-19.

He reportedly got caught while walking in the street, trying to take out his rubbish.

Murcia Police posted the footage of the man dressed as an enormous dinosaur in Spain amid the national lockdown.

Writing on Twitter, the force said that while dog owners can go on short walks, dinosaurs cannot.

They wrote: "During state of alarm, walking of pets is allowed if accompanied by one person, always short walks so they can relieve themselves. Having a Tyrannosaurus rex is not covered. #stayathome.”

One viewer defended the trip.

They said: “He went to put the rubbish out. It's a justified trip out of the house. A little humour is not a bad thing at the moment. He's made us all laugh."

Murcia Police has previously reminded nationals of the rules during quarantine, saying: "Remember that you can go outside during the ESSENTIAL TIME so that our pet meets his needs and do not forget to collect their droppings.

"Do not use your pet as an excuse to break the rules."

Spain is on lockdown and has declared a state of emergency, forcing Brits to leave as soon as possible.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a near-empty Parliament: "We have never lived through anything like this.

"And our society, which had grown used to changes that expand our possibilities of knowledge, health, and life, now finds itself in a war to defend all we have taken for granted.”

The Foreign Office advice states: "Spain declared a State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) on March 14, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement throughout the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The Spanish government has now ordered that hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) must close by Tuesday March 24.

"British travellers who are currently in Spain and who wish to return to the UK are advised to make travel plans to do so as soon as possible."

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