The vehicle was discovered parked behind the Hafod Eryri visitor building at the summit. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

The vehicle was discovered parked behind the Hafod Eryri visitor building at the summit. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was arrested by North Wales Police on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing criminal damage following the discovery of a 4×4 vehicle on the summit of Snowdon.

Police said the 39-year-old man was released on bail pending further inquiries after his arrest yesterday, Saturday.

North Wales Police are appealing for any information about the incident, the second time a maroon Vauxhall Frontera has been found on the 1,085m (3,560ft) peak.

They have also confirmed a section of track on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which runs from Llanberis to the Hafod Eryri summit building, has been damaged, as has part of the public footpath leading to the summit.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Following a multi-agency strategy meeting it was decided that the continuing safety of the public on Snowdon is paramount.

“A detailed risk analysis has been completed and a further review will be undertaken on Monday to determine the most appropriate and safest means to remove the 4×4 vehicle, which has been parked on the summit since Thursday 29 September.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 if calling from Wales, or on 0845 607 1001 for the Welsh language line) or 0845 607 1002 for the English language line. Alternatively, individuals can also contact Crimestoppers with information anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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