Posted: Mon 25th May 2020

Pandemic policing “wont stop us carrying out other duties” as weapon haul taken off streets for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, May 25th, 2020

Police in North Wales have had to turn back visitors from as far afield as Devon and London over the Bank Holiday weekend, with local policing continuing alongside the pandemic enforcement.

With some claiming confusion over the difference in legislation between Wales and England it appears to have been a busy weekend across North Wales. An officer in Llanrwst said people had also been reported for breaching the coronavirus travel ban from the likes of Manchester, Wiltshire, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton.

Locally the Wrexham Town policing team have been out again today conducting COVID19 stops, and also publishing the above picture saying the pandemic enforcement “… wont stop us carrying out other duties” with a haul of what appears to be knuckle dusters, tasers and knives taken from ‘a person’. Police say it is thankful the items ‘are now off the streets’.

(Pic below from North Wales Police)

North Wales Police has again issued a reminder of the rules today.

The force said: “Restrictions remain more stringent here in Wales.

“Our tourist attractions, parts of the national park, pubs, restaurants, cafes, caravan, holiday parks and campsites all remain closed.

“When exercising you must stay local.

“Our focus continues to be to reassure, inform and engage with people so they understand why these restrictions are in place.

“Teams continue to be out and about in our communities and on the road networks, and will be once again this bank holiday Monday ensuring the people are complying with the restrictions.”


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