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Arrest made after alleged attack on boy near Snowdon summit

An arrest has been made by police investigating an alleged attack on a boy aged nine near the top of Snowdon.

The alleged assault happened near the summit of Snowdon.

Police asked for witnesses last week after it was claimed the boy, on holiday, was struck on the leg and head by a man’s walking stick.

A police spokesman said a man in his mid-30s had been arrested and interviewed.

He has been bailed until next month.


Calls to tackle 'avoidable' callouts to Snowdon

Walker makes his way to the summit Credit: PA

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is calling for more to be done to tackle problems and risks on Mount Snowdon.

According to the organisation there has been a significant increase in the number of avoidable callouts to rescue teams, parking problems, traffic congestion and litter.

More than 470,000 walkers visited the mountain in 2013, and the BMC says funding to the park needs to be upped to reflect its status as Britain's busiest mountain.

The current practice of managing the paths by reacting to individual problems such as 'landscaping' and smoothing out natural obstacles has done nothing to alleviate the issues.

If anything it has created a bigger problem as many walkers and visitors are under the impression that Snowdon is a 'tourist attraction', similar to a fully way-marked country park trail.

– Elfyn Jones, BMC
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