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Man on trial accused of driving 4x4 up Snowdon

A man is on trial accused of two counts of dangerous driving - after a 4x4 vehicle was twice found near the summit of Snowdon. Craig Williams, from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, denies both counts.

He did not appear at Caernarfon Crown Court this morning, as the trial got underway without him. The judge swore the jury in and told them they shouldn't infer or imply anything from him not being there.

The prosecution told the court that, on the second occasion, the vehicle was found with signs which read 'I made it to the summit' and saying it was for sale on eBay.

The case continues. It is expected to finish on Friday.

The Vauxhall vehicle was found near the summit of Snowdon twice in September 2011 Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Seven Snowdon rescues

Seven people were rescued from Mount Snowdon last night in three separate rescues.

In the first rescue two men from Essex, aged 60 and 40, were helped down from Cwm Idwal after wandering on to a dangerous rock face.

Later a team from RAF Valley went to the aid of a 19-year-old girl from Liverpool University who had injured her ankle while descending from the Glyder range near Bethesda. She was brought down before receiving hospital treatment at Bangor.

In the final rescue of the night, four 20-year-old men were helped after finding holes covered up by snow when climbing Tryfan.

Rescuers had to deal with difficult conditions including lightning, snow, hail and rain.


Scouts reach the top of Snowdon to ignite Paralympic flame

The scouts are now at the top of Snowdon Credit: Emily Morgan/ITV News

The scouts have finally reached the top of Snowdon - Lord Coe was one of the first to the top.

The Paralympic flame will be ignited by the scouts rubbing flint together.

ITV News Correspondent, Emily Morgan, is with the scouts, she says the poor weather could mean it will take some time until the flame is lit.


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