A team of 'ghost hunters' who travelled around 60 miles in search of spirits were fined by police for breaking lockdown rules.

The four would-be ghostbusters were each handed a Covid fine after travelling through Wales to 'ghost hunt and view castles' in Mumbles.

Officers stopped the group after they were spotted in their car in the dark during the early hours of March 5, reports Wales Online.

They had travelled some 60 miles from Cwmbran to the picturesque seaside town in Swansea.

Reporting the incident, officers from South Wales Police tweeted it would be a 'long walk home' for the rule breakers.

A spokesperson said: "Team 3 Townhill have stopped a car in Mumbles this morning with four people from Cwmbran who had come to ghost hunt and view castles."

The Covidiots travelled to Mumbles to hunt ghosts and to view castles

Covid fixed penalties issued. Also driver had no insurance and a provisional licence.

"Car seized and long walk home."

Level 4 restrictions have been in place in Wales since December 20.

The rules state that only essential travel is allowed and any exercise must begin and end from home.