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Police need your help to stop illegal off-roaders damaging Powys forest

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Police need your help to stop illegal off-roaders damaging Powys forest

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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Wales - Dyfed-Powys Police

Police officers are carrying out high visibility patrols to stop damage caused by illegal off-roading at a popular woodland area between Lake Vyrnwy and Llangadfan.

Dyfed-Powys Police said Dyfnant Forest and surrounding areas are being blighted by people illegally using routes which is damaging the countryside.

The local community are being encouraged to voice where they have experienced issues in a new police survey. Police said the information given in the survey will help officers to identify specific sections for targeted patrols, helping to ensure that it remains safe and enjoyable for everyone in the community.

PC Jim Baines, from Welshpool’s Neighbour Policing Team, said: “The reports we receive often involve off road vehicles using illegal routes, which has an impact everyone, including walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This also impacts on wildlife, livestock and damages local farmland.

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