Dominic West and Lily James 'are accused of breaching 's COVID-19 safety ...

Lily James and Dominic West have been hit by accusations they breached 's COVID-19 safety guidelines following their scandalous outing in 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 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 's COVID-19 safety guidelines, after riding an e-scooter together in last week

Following a rise in cases 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 , 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 , 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

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