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People going crab fishing in Tenby among people fined by police driving to west Wales

Some people decided to head to west Wales for a spot of crab fishing over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend but were instead sent home with fines after being stopped by police.

The nine hopeful crabbers were among 1,300 vehicles pulled over by Dyfed Powys Police as they clamped down on holiday makers attempting to travel to popular coastal hotspots during lockdown.

All nine, who were travelling in three separate cars, were stopped on the A477 at Llanteg late on Thursday evening. After being handed fines for breaching lockdown rules, they were told by officers that going crab fishing on Tenby beach “isn’t essential travel”.

The driver who was planning on a spot of crabbing in Tenby was sent home by police for non-essential travel

The officers carrying out the road checks on the main routes into Pembrokeshire said the nine people, who were “not in convoy” and were stopped 15 minutes apart, had travelled from Aberdare, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare.

Despite official warnings and pleas from government and council leaders not to head to Pembrokeshire, people still tried to flout the guidelines.

Tenby Neighbourhood Policing Team posted a picture of a counter yesterday evening showing a figure of 1,321 and commented: “Working alongside Pembs RPU partner agencies, we have stopped over a thousand cars on the A477 today to check they are travelling in accordance with current restrictions.”

The police will maintain a high presence along all main routes into the popular holiday destination over the weekend, carrying out vehicle checks and patrols through the day and night.

Their message is simple: “Stay home, save lives.”

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