NORTH Wales' police chief has said police are continuing to tackle crime across the region during the coronavirus outbreak.

Chief constable Carl Foulkes said that the force is adapting to the situation in which all but key workers have been advised to work from home, with measures in place to keep officers and the public safe.

“I recognise that this is a really worrying time for everyone in North Wales," Mr Foulkes said. “We are all thinking about our families and friends at this moment, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.

“This is an unprecedented situation and policing will continue to adapt as the situation changes.

“We have plans in place to be able to move people and resources to meet the demands we face. We are working closely with our partners, in particular those in the health service. And we have an experienced command team in place who are keeping our operational response capability under regular review to ensure we can continue to meet our core policing duties.

“Our communities can help us; use our services appropriately and wisely."