A group of chancers from Bolton drove to Wales to enjoy the sun, breaking the lockdown rules, and left police officers stunned when they asked them for directions.

Rural Crime Team officers patrolling Snowdonia took to social media to speak of the “incredible” moment.

Despite coronavirus lockdown rules still applying in Wales, officers in Snowdonia dealt with the bizarre incident on Thursday afternoon.

Writing about the story online, one of the officers said: "Incredibly one of our team has just been flagged down in Snowdonia by a car containing three persons from Bolton.

"They said: 'Excuse me officer, can you recommend some nice places for us to visit?'

"Answer: ‘Yes, there are plenty on your way home’."

This was just one of many instances of people having ignored the rules to travel from over the border into North Wales over the past few weeks.