London tourists fined by police for trying to visit Llanrhaeadr Waterfall

A car from Telford was reported by police and sent back from Wales after travelling to "check out a caravan" according to police.

Pistyll Rhaeadr
Pistyll Rhaeadr

It comes as drivers from London, Derby, Liverpool and Wrexham were all fined after trying to visit a Welsh waterfall over the bank holiday weekend.

Newtown’s Roads Policing Unit said it had issued the fixed penalty notices (FPN) after the cars had been stopped trying to visit Llanrhaeadr’s waterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr.

The fines come as lockdown rules remain far stricter in Wales, with people not allowed to travel for exercise or leisure unlike in England.

In a post on Twitter the unit said: “Operation Dovecote patrols in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

“Over 100 vehicles stop checked. Four cars issued with Covid-19 FPN. Travelled specifically to visit the Waterfalls from – London, Derby, Liverpool and Wrexham.”

The Ceredigion Roads Policing Unit said it had reported the driver of the Telford vehicle after catching them this afternoon.

It said vans with off-road motorcycles which had come from Merseyside were also sent home.

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