The number of lockdown fines handed out by Dyfed-Powys Police remains the highest among all forces in England and Wales.

Latest data from the National Police Chiefs' Council, via the Press Association, reveals that the force dished out 1,651 between March 27 and June 22, for breaches of the coronavirus lockdown laws – an average of 19 fines a day.

According to figures, Dyfed-Powys Police force, which covers the largest geographical area in England and Wales, has seen nine per cent of the total fines (18,439) issued in the two countries.

Police in Wales can issue £60 fines, or £30 if paid within two weeks, if they find people travelling outside their local area without reasonable excuse.

Most lockdown fines issued by police forces in England and Wales (March 27 to June 22)

  • Dyfed-Powys - 1,651
  • North Yorkshire - 1,122
  • Metropolitan Police - 1,072
  • Devon and Cornwall - 978
  • Sussex - 854