South Wales Police stepped up patrols and have a very successful day catching out regulation flouters

After large crowd gatherings across South Wales after Christmas, the South Wales Police were determined not to allow another occurrence on New Years Day as the county remains on Tier 4 lockdown.

Earlier in the week, the police had announced they were going to step up extra patrols and that’s exactly what they did today.

With roadblocks in place around popular destinations such as Porthcawl, Barry Island, and many beauty spots – numerous amounts of flouters were caught out and issued fines for flouting traveling regulations.

Large groups of residents were captured attempting to travel to the Vale Of Glamorgan from the City of Cardiff especially as they attempted to reach the beach resorts of Barry Island and Southerndown.

What’s your reason?

It wasn’t just the Welsh that was caught out, a group of hikers from Herefordshire were also caught flouting the regulations as they attempted to visit Caerphilly castle, whilst another party was captured from Bristol, attempting to go rock climbing at Castell Coch near Taffs Well.

When stopping travelers, police required reasons for travel and proof of home residency, whilst also inspecting vehicles on occasions.

At one stop point, a police officer informed it had been a ‘very successful day’  catching out flouters.

Meanwhile, the South Wales Police will be continuing with the purge all over the weekend, an Officer said: ” This is day one, we will be patrolling all over the weekend, people need to stop and think before venturing out with no valid reason and remaining in their designated regions, going for exercise doesn’t mean jumping into the car and driving miles out of area” he warned.  Global247News Twitter

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