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Family sent home for having a day at the beach

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The family of five had travelled from Merseyside to North Wales for the day out

An almost deserted beach

Police sent a family home after they were caught having a day out at the beach during the lockdown.

Officers from North Wales Police said they stopped the family from Merseyside as they arrived in Llanfairfechan for a day out on Wednesday and were told to turn around and go home.

Under the new guidelines introduced by the Government to try and stop the spread of Covid-19, the public are being asked to remain at home and only go out for four strict reasons.

In a post on Facebook, the force’s Conwy Coastal unit said: “Officers are out patrolling and it is pleasing to see that most people are sticking to the Government advice.

Officers are out patrolling and it is pleasing to see that most people are sticking to the Government advice.But Insp…

Posted by HGC Arfordir Gorllewin Conwy / NWP West Conwy Coastal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

“But Inspector Daf Curry and PCSO Sara Owen did speak to a family of five who’d travelled from Merseyside to Llanfairfechan for a day at the seaside, to advise them this was not essential travel and to go home.”

Meanwhile, a group of bikers who stopped off in Llandovery on Tuesday were confronted by a member of the public, telling them to go home.

They had stopped outside the town’s West End Cafe, which is a popular rest spot.

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In a video posted on Facebook, the man can be heard saying: “I’ve come here to tell you to disappear.

“If you bring Covid-19 into our town and my father dies because he comes into contact with someone you’ve been in contact with – that’s why it’s a lockdown you doughnuts.”

Sergeant Ian Price, Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “No longer will this type of social gathering be tolerated in places like West End Cafe, Llandovery.”

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