Family of 11 from Manchester caught making 120 mile trip to North Wales beauty spot

North Wales Police

A family of 11 people from Manchester were caught making a 120 mile round trip to visit a popular North Wales beauty spot this weekend.

The group were driving three different cars on their trip to South Stack on Anglesey when police officers stopped them.

Mark Owen, Chief Officer for the North Wales Police Special Constabulary, tweeted: “Unbelievable…. 11 people from Manchester travelling in three different cars thought it would be a good idea to have a day trip to South Stack.

“One family but from different households. Each person prosecuted under Covid legislation.”

Under current Welsh Government regulations, motorists must only make essential trips – and it has been strongly advised that anybody living outside of Wales must stay away.

Nigel Harrison, temporary Assistant Chief Constable, said: “Our tourist attractions, parts of the national park, pubs, restaurants, cafes, caravan, holiday parks and campsites all remain closed.

“Travelling into Wales for exercise or without a reasonable excuse is not permitted, and the sooner we can slow the spread of the virus the sooner we can welcome people back here.

North Wales Police

“Increasing the population of our area will place an unreasonable burden on our NHS and other key workers who are working hard to ensure the safety of everyone.

“Those visiting the mountains of Snowdonia or our coastal areas also need to realise that they could potentially be risking the lives of our mountain rescue and RNLI volunteers should they get into difficulties.”

A total of 34,636 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK. There are a total of 243,695 lab-confirmed cases in the country. Find out more on the official government website here.

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