Police show Wirral taxi the road home after “somehow” turning up in North Wales during lockdown

Updated: Apr 18

Police in north Wales stopped and ordered a taxi driver to return home after ’somehow’ turning up from the Wirral during the lockdown period.

Officers from North Wales Police Force were on patrol when they encountered the driver in Llanrwst on Thursday 16 April.

The taxi driver was then "shown the way back to the A55" according to one of the police officers on patrol.

North Wales Police SP Chief Inspector Neale Lewis-Jones, said on social media: “Productive 12 hour shift for North Wales Police Special Constabulary Inspector Cook & I, engaging, explaining & encouraging impromptu visitors to return home.

“A taxi driver from The Wirral who'd 'somehow' turned up in Llanrwst was shown the way to the A55.

“Thankfully quiet on the roads of Snowdonia.”

Motorists found making non-essential journeys are liable to be reported and fined £60. The fine will be reduced to £30 if paid promptly, but repeat offenders could face fines up to £960.

Image credit: @NWPNLewisJones

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