Dominic West and Lily James ‘are accused of breaching Italy’s COVID-19 safety rules’

Lily James and Dominic West have been hit by accusations they breached Italy‘s COVID-19 safety guidelines following their scandalous outing in Rome last weekend.

A local councillor has claimed the pair broke strict new laws by riding the same e-scooter through the city, which has been forbidden in the country to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Lily, 31, has cancelled a string of TV appearances after she and Dominic, 50,were pictured ‘kissing and cuddling’ in Rome last weekend, while he has returned to his wife Catherine Fitzgerald where he insisted they are still ‘very much together.’

Drama: Lily James and Dominic West have been hit by accusations they breached Italy’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, after riding an e-scooter together in Rome last week

Following a rise in cases Italy introduced strict new measures to try and curb the spread of the virus, including a 9pm curfew in public spaces and its own rule of six.

The country has also banned people from sharing electric scooters, which is punishable by a fine of 200 euros, according to The Sun.

Councillor Stefano Marin told the publication: ‘The law is quite clear — riding tandem on an e-scooter is forbidden.

Drama: The pair caused shockwaves around the globe following their cosy display in Rome, before Dominic defiantly insisted all was well in his marriage to Catherine Fitzgerald

Drama: The pair caused shockwaves around the globe following their cosy display in Rome, before Dominic defiantly insisted all was well in his marriage to Catherine Fitzgerald

Drama: The pair caused shockwaves around the globe following their cosy display in Rome, before Dominic defiantly insisted all was well in his marriage to Catherine Fitzgerald

‘It’s a breach of the highway code and a breach of the new COVID laws. You are supposed to maintain social distance and riding tandem on a scooter is not keeping social distance.

‘Now we have been made aware of this we shall be investigating. The law is equal for all.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Lily James and Dominic West for comment.

Last Monday, Lily caused shockwaves around the globe when she was seen getting close with married Dominic during a trip to Rome, before he defiantly insisted all was well in his marriage to Catherine.

What's going on? Lily and Dominic are now being accused of breaching new safety rules introduced during the pandemic by a local councillo (pictured in 2018)

What's going on? Lily and Dominic are now being accused of breaching new safety rules introduced during the pandemic by a local councillo (pictured in 2018)

What’s going on? Lily and Dominic are now being accused of breaching new safety rules introduced during the pandemic by a local councillo (pictured in 2018)

A source told MailOnline Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps.

They only left the hotel for a few hours riding an electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra. 

At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic couldn’t resist nuzzling her neck and stroking her, and were then spotted putting on a very cosy display by ‘kissing and cuddling’ during their British Airways flight home, it has been claimed. 

They were pictured wearing face masks as they made their way through the Rome terminal to catch their UK-bound flight. 

A source has claimed that the pair wasted no time in kicking off their romantic weekend and were ‘all over each other’ while travelling, reports The Sun

All is well: Just hours after she told friends she was 'heartbroken' over the images, which went viral, Catherine agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with husband Dominic

All is well: Just hours after she told friends she was 'heartbroken' over the images, which went viral, Catherine agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with husband Dominic

All is well: Just hours after she told friends she was ‘heartbroken’ over the images, which went viral, Catherine agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with husband Dominic

A source told the publication: ‘At first, I thought she was his daughter, as I knew he was around 50 and you could tell she was a lot younger. Within minutes of the plane leaving, they began kissing and cuddling after both removed their masks.

‘They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all over each other. They were French kissing and there was a lot of necking going on.’   

Since the pictures of Dominic and Lily in Rome came to light, he has put on a defiant display with his wife Catherine.

Just hours after she told friends she was ‘heartbroken’ over the images, which went viral, Catherine agreed to take part in a bizarre show of unity with The Affair star, with him telling reporters: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’.

The mother-of-four gingerly stepped out of the marital home in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on Tuesday with her husband, hiding her ring finger in her jeans pocket. 

With fixed smiles planted on their faces, he and Catherine handed photographers a piece of paper, which repeated the words in his handwriting: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together’, with their signatures placed underneath.

Keeping a low profile: Lily has since cancelled a string of planned appearances put in place to promote her new film Rebecca, in which she stars alongside Armie Hammer (pictured)

Keeping a low profile: Lily has since cancelled a string of planned appearances put in place to promote her new film Rebecca, in which she stars alongside Armie Hammer (pictured)

Keeping a low profile: Lily has since cancelled a string of planned appearances put in place to promote her new film Rebecca, in which she stars alongside Armie Hammer (pictured) 

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