Police in Powys have continued to stop motorists who are flouting new rules on going out and about to combat coronavirus.

Over the weekend units reported stopping people from Bristol heading out for a walk over Pen y Fan, and a campervan from Scotland, while one driver lied about having food in their car and made up a fictional relative to try to sweet-talk police into letting them continue their journey.

And the bizarre attempts at getting around officers continued on Monday.

Newtown Roads Policing Unit said on Twitter that four drivers had been issued with fixed penalty notices under new powers granted last week.

"Afternoon checks at Buttington Roundabout for essential journey checks. 4 fixed penalties issued for just going for a drive.

"Just on a drive from Merseyside! Just a ride around Wales! Been Grocery shopping, driver failed to produce groceries. Stay home."

And in another tweet, officers from the unit added: "Positive engagement with Road users on the A483, still people carrying out non essential travel. Going to see your Auntie who they haven’t seen in months and know is fine and has plenty of food."

Brecon Roads Policing unit, meanwhile, said officers had seen three positive drugs tests from drivers in two days.

"Drink and drug driving will not be tolerated," police tweeted.

Radnorshire Police, meanwhile, tweeted after seeing cars parked at Offa's Dyke footpath.

"Knighton residents it is vitally important you adhere to the Government instructions and stay at home. Police are in the area and will take action against people not complying," they tweeted.