MOTORISTS who flout Covid regulations and attempt to drive to Devon and Cornwall face being caught on camera.

Police in Devon and Cornwall have announced they are using automatic number plate recognition to make sure only essential journeys are being made during lockdown.

This weekend the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer said ANPR cameras across the region would be used to help enforce Covid-19 regulations.

As well as static cameras at the roadside in locations across the region, every officer in the force has access to an ANPR app on their devices which allows them to access live information about vehicles they pass.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Alison Hernandez said: "I welcome the force’s use of ANPR to monitor vehicle movements and make sure the only journeys being made here are essential ones.

"Using this technology helps us see where certain vehicles have come from and allows officers to further investigate their reasons for travel."