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'Turn around and go home'

Shaun Sawyer
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People planning on heading to the South West this weekend amid the forecast warm weather should "turn around and go home", a police chief has said.

Devon and Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer told BBC Breakfast people should "think about what you're doing" and "go back to where you need to be".

Mr Sawyer said: "If you're in your car with your caravan, your motorhome, your topbox, and the back window's full with a duvet, then turn around and go home."

He added people should "come back later", as the region will "desperately" need people to visit once it is safe.

"We never thought we'd be saying to people 'don't come'," he said.

"This will be one of the first big weekends, if we don't get it right this weekend then what are we going to do at Easter?"