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Car parks closed and vehicles stopped without insurance on moor

Some of the car parks on Dartmoor were closed over the weekend because of the numbers of people using them.

Park bosses were concerned it was making social distancing impossible.

Police also Tweeted that they'd stopped a number of people without valid insurance making trips to the moor - one driver didn't even have a licence.

There was even reports of people camping on Dartmoor, which is currently not allowed.

Ahead of the weekend people were urged not to all head to Westcountry beauty spots after the rules on daily exercise and travel restrictions were loosened.

South Devon Police Commander Matt Longman yesterday posted: "Generally, people were really sensible whilst they enjoyed the sun yesterday. 

"Like to think it was because I asked for that in a tweet, but truth is, the vast majority of people are being amazingly pragmatic about covid. Thank you."

Ahead of the weekend Exmoor National Park urged visitors to be considerate and socially distance from each other.

 The South West currently has 7,294 confirmed cases of Covid-19, up from 7,187 just before the weekend.

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