As part of its commitment to safeguarding the members of the public it serves, Dyfed-Powys Police would like to raise awareness among the ‘Hunt’ community.

It centres around the lawful and correct use of shotguns while on hunts following a number of historic concerns in regard to persons walking in public areas – such as footpaths – carrying shotguns.

Although these weapons may not be loaded, they can still have a personal detrimental impact on members of the community who don’t have access firearms.

Cardigan Sergeant Lyn Evans wanted to highlight the pitfalls of illegal use of shotguns in public places. He said: “If people attending ‘Hunts’ are not fully conversant with the regulations involved, they should contact their local police or firearms licensing department for advice before taking part in a potentially illegal – and in the untrained hands – dangerous activity.”