A police video shows a stream of cars still pouring down the motorway towards Devon and Cornwall even at midnight last night.

Holidaymakers are heading in their "thousands" to the south west for the start of the bank holiday weekend, which is then followed by school half term.

Visit Cornwall predicts that almost 400,000 visitors are expected to arrive in the coming week. 

The M5 and A30 were reportedly busy through Friday but a video from Devon and Cornwall Police traffic officers shows that there was no let up overnight, as some holidaymakers apparently tried to beat the Saturday queues by travelling through the night.

Despite being just before midnight, a steady stream of lights can be seen flowing along the M5 south bound, while the north bound carriageway remains in darkness.

The Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team posted a video on Twitter, writing: "It's nearly midnight. Bank Holiday weekend.

"On the right are thousands of holidaymakers still pouring into Devon and Cornwall on the M5.

"The northbound lane on the left, practically empty."

Data from Visit Cornwall shared with The Independent suggests that 390,638 trips are expected to be made to the Duchy during the coming week, while 20% of all visits in the month of May are due to take place over the bank holiday weekend.

However, it appears that one may have been a little too eager to arrive in Cornwall.

Traffic police stopped on BMW on the A30 near Bodmin travelling at 102mph.

The driver picked a bad time to break the speed limit, with police out in numbers overseeing the influx to the Duchy.

The roads policing team said: "Lots of high visibility patrols of the A30 this afternoon with a large influx of visitors.

"One was a little too eager to get into Cornwall. BMW stopped near Bodmin for 102mph."