Police to ‘firmly target’ North Wales ports of entry over holiday weekend to deter tourists


Police say they will “firmly target” ports of entry in North Wales to deter holidaymakers over the holiday weekend.

Patrols have been set up on all major roads in the region to ensure that people continue to comply with government directives which still restrict all non-essential movement.

There will also be increased visibility in some cities and towns, targeting those who decide to flout the lockout rules.

It comes as North Wales police chief Carl Foulkes expressed concern yesterday that people are starting to think the coronavirus crisis is coming to an end as plans on how to lift the lock are discussed.

He said the message remains to stay at home and continue to save lives.

Speaking to North Wales Live, Mr. Foulkes said: “We will undertake a proactive operation to target the strategic road network, in particular at the entry points into North Wales and other pinch points for identify those who do not comply with current Covid restrictions.

“There will also be increased visibility in our towns and villages.

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“The law does not allow” a steel ring “, but we will not hesitate to take firm aim at those who do not follow government directives.

“This is not the time for complacency, it is about maximizing our chances of saving lives. “

On Tuesday, the Welsh government announced its “very ambitious” plan to end the foreclosure.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething said they would use an “effective testing, tracking and tracing program” to start lifting the measures and trying to bring the country back to normal.

Gething said the Welsh government hopes the “very ambitious” plan will be ready by the end of May.

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