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'Ghost Hunters' In Wales Fined By Police For Breaking Lockdown Restrictions

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'Ghost Hunters' In Wales Fined By Police For Breaking Lockdown Restrictions

Four people who travelled 50 miles to Swansea claimed they were ghost hunting when caught by police breaking lockdown restrictions this morning (5 March).

Perhaps realising their excuse wasn't the most believable, the four also said they were visiting castles, as reported by WalesOnline.

To top it off, the driver had no insurance and only a provisional licence, although who has time for either when busy busting ghouls.

National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) data shows 5,751 fixed penalty notices were handed out in Wales for lockdown breaches between 27 March last year and 14 February.

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The ghostbusters received their own fixed penalty notices to add to the growing number of fines in Wales.

One Twitter user said: "Good, ghost hunting should be banned, how do you think they feel being chased all over the place, cruelty."

Another disagreed, claiming ghost hunting should be classed as essential.

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She wrote: "Tortured souls might have information that could save us, this not being their first rodeo and whatnot.

"Driving without a license is the egregious bit."

Police officers said: "Car seized and long walk home!"

Level four restrictions have been in place in Wales since 20 December, meaning only essential travel and exercise starting and ending at home is allowed.

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People in Wales have been breaking the rules in all sorts of inventive ways despite the threat of hefty fines.

In February, a Cwmbran hair salon was open and serving customers even when lockdown restrictions were in place, as reported by WalesOnline.

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Credit: PA

Gwent Police saw people going into the salon after they received a report, and found evidence that tanning beds had been in use.

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CCTV caught a group of eight people legging it out the fire exit after the coppers turned up.

Three customers received fines, along with the business owner receiving a £1,000 penalty.

In another extraordinary incident, four people from England told North Wales Police they had travelled to Snowdonia to take photos for a shoe brand.

The four were from Salisbury, Manchester, Wokingham, and Dudley.

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The restriction-breakers explained they wanted specific shots of the branded shoes at the famous mountain-top lake Llyn Cau.

NPCC chairman Martin Hewitt told the Guardian: "The rules are clear enough and have been around for long enough now there's no excuse for people not to understand them.

"There's a fatigue in the country. We've been living this for 11 months."

Words: Clifford Mason

Featured Image Credit: South Wales Police

Topics: UK News, lockdown, Coronavirus, crime, Wales

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