Police pull over couple travelling a hundred miles to Pembrokeshire from Newport during lockdown

It is usually one of the busiest weekends of the year as thousands of people head west to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Pembrokeshire.

But for all of us, this Easter has been a very different experience.

For Dyfed Powys Police keeping our tourist hotspots empty has posed a new challenge.

Roadblocks have been set up to check people's journeys are essential.

As we all know by now, there are three main reasons to be out and about:

  • For work (if you can't work from home)

  • For essentials (like shopping)

  • For daily exercise.

PC Aled Griffiths-Moses says it's Credit: ITV Wales

On the A477 at Kilgetty, Operation Dovecote has discovered a few who are flouting the rules.

PC Aled Griffiths-Moses has pulled over a car that's travelled from Newport in Gwent.

The couple inside claim they're out for a spin.

After issuing a fine and a few stern words of warning, he tells the driver to head home.

Most of the people the police pull over have a genuine reason to be out.

But Chief Constable Mark Collins warns visitors are turning to ever more bizarre ways to try and reach their destination.

A police roadblock checking to see if people's journeys are essential. Credit: ITV Wales

In the Brecon Beacons, the National Park is closed for the first time in nearly twenty years.

Roadblocks and closed car parks are helping get the message through to visitors.

Dyfed Powys have the largest area to Police in the whole of the UK.

Their challenge this spring is to try and keep people away.

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