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Snowdon driver is charged

A man has been charged after driving a Vauxhall Frontera up Mount Snowdon on Saturday. Police have taken action against the 39-year-old man from Cheltenham after he allegedly drove the 4x4, believed to be a recovery vehicle, on common land, land which is not part of the road.

He will now be obliged to appear at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court on September 16. A spokesperson for Snowdonia National Park Authority said: ''This sort of incident is unacceptable and shows a lack of responsibility on behalf of the individual/individuals involved.

'Along with the obvious dangers posed by this type of incident, it could cause damage to the footpath and landscape, which means added work for the Snowdon footpath teams.

'In respect of the severity of the incident, the Snowdonia National Park encourage the police to take firm action against the owner of the vehicle.

'The Snowdonia National Park will co-operate fully with the Snowdon Mountain Railway Company to ensure the vehicle is removed from the mountain.'

The car is still close the 3,560ft peak of England and Wales' highest mountain, and a short distance from the Snowdon Mountain Railway Line. It's thought that police are looking into bringing the vehicle down by the mountain railway.

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