Police fine three Londoners for making a 250-mile trip


Police fine three Londoners for making a 250-mile trip to camp at a Welsh beauty spot during lockdown

  • Three men from the London area were located having set up camp at Mwnt
  • The men travelled a considerable distance only to be fined and sent home

Three campers were caught after driving more than 250 miles to camp at a Welsh beauty spot.

Police say the group were caught at the picturesque beach in Mwnt, West Wales, where they were handed fines and immediately sent packing.

A spokeswoman for Dyfed Powys Police said: ‘Three men from the London area were located having set up camp at Mwnt.

Welsh beauty spot, Mwnt in Wales where three men from London tried to camp

Welsh beauty spot, Mwnt in south Ceredigion is 250 miles from London

Welsh beauty spot, Mwnt in south Ceredigion is 250 miles from London

‘They had travelled a considerable distance only to be fined and sent straight back home.

Mwnt beach is popular with walkers and visitors as seals and dolphins can often be seen from the shoreline.

Mwnt is an ancient site and is also known for an old church near its cliff edge which can be seen in this photo

Mwnt is an ancient site and is also known for an old church near its cliff edge which can be seen in this photo 

The Irish Sea off Mwnt is rich in wildlife, being a regular summer home to dolphins, seals and porpoises.

The Irish Sea off Mwnt is rich in wildlife, being a regular summer home to dolphins, seals and porpoises.

Mwnt is known for having high cliffs and one small alcove with a sandy beach

Mwnt is known for having high cliffs and one small alcove with a sandy beach

The Daily Mail placed Mwnt top of its list of 'Europe's top ten loveliest hidden beaches'

The Daily Mail placed Mwnt top of its list of ‘Europe’s top ten loveliest hidden beaches’ 

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 Here are the number of fines issued by police forces in England between March 27 and April 13 for alleged breaches of the new coronavirus lockdown laws:

– Avon & Somerset: 89

– Bedfordshire: 63

– British Transport Police: 148

– Cambridgeshire: 27

– Cheshire: 17

– Cleveland: 91

– Cumbria: 40

– Derbyshire: 61

– Devon & Cornwall: 169

– Dorset: 23

– Durham: 14

– Essex: 20

– Gloucestershire: 37

– Greater Manchester: 38

– Hampshire: 103

– Hertfordshire: 104

– Humberside: 2

– Kent: 53

– Lancashire: 380

– Leicestershire: 58

– Lincolnshire: 31

– Merseyside: 42

– Metropolitan: 81

– MoD Police: 2

– Norfolk: 126

– North Yorkshire: 150

– Northamptonshire: 12

– Northumbria: 32

– Nottinghamshire: 21

– South Yorkshire: 118

– Staffordshire: 4

– Suffolk: 95

– Surrey: 205

– Sussex: 163

– Thames Valley: 219

– Warwickshire: 5

– West Mercia: 30

– West Midlands: 139

– West Yorkshire: 121

– Wiltshire: 69

Number of fines issued by police forces in Wales between April 10 and April 13:

– Dyfed Powys: 123

– Gwent: 80

– South Wales: 61

– North Wales: 26

 

 

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