A birthday barbecue at Elan Valley and a person travelling from Hampshire to buy a dog were some of the lockdown-braking incidents dealt with by police in Powys over the weekend.

One person left a mobile phone contract containing their personal details at the site of a birthday barbecue in the Elan Valley, as officers warned people to stay away from the area amid differing lockdown rules in England and Wales.

Police said they were "stopping large amounts of vehicles trying to get to the coast", and reported several drug drivers in the Welshpool and Newtown area including one who was found with an offensive weapon.

Motorists caught travelling from as far afield as Burton upon Trent near Derby were handed out fines by Dyfed-Powys Police officers in Radnorshire.

Officers tweeted on Sunday that they had to turn around more than 20 motorists while patrolling areas including Builth Wells, Knighton, Rhayader, Crossgates and the Elan Valley.

Radnorshire Neighbourhood Police Team tweeted: "If you drive from Hemel Hempstead (not allowed) for a birthday BBQ in the Elan Valley (never allowed) please take your rubbish home...and your mobile phone contract with your personal and bank details on."