Windsurfers fined for travelling 125 miles to Gwynedd from West Midlands during coronavirus lockdown

Two windsurfers who travelled over 125 miles to Gwynedd from the West Midlands have been fined for non-essential travel during the coronavirus lockdown.

North Wales Police said the pair went to Black Rock Sands in Porthmadog to head out into the sea when people are being told to only travel for essential reasons due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The force said that if they had got into difficulty in the water, they could have tied up valuable resources.

Police have been urging tourists to keep away from North Wales as they try to enforce social distancing measures brought in to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.