A couple who travelled to North Wales to climb Snowdon on Christmas Day have been reported for breaking lockdown rules.
North Wales Live reported that the couple were stopped by police on the A5 between Betwys-Y-Coed and Capel Curig this morning.
According to the officers, the two occupants inside the car had travelled from a Tier 3 area of the UK.
They were said to have been visiting the area to climb Snowdon to “see the sunrise”.
Officers advised the pair accordingly to return home and they were reported for summons by the officer for breaching coronavirus legislation in Wales.
It means they will get the option of paying a fixed penalty ticket or opting for court.
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A statement published on the North Wales Police Conwy Valley Facebook page today, said: “This morning PC3168 Coburn based at Llanrwst Police Station stopped a car on the A5 between Betws-Y-Coed and Capel Curig and found the two occupants were from a tier 3 area of the UK.
“They informed the officer they had travelled to North Wales to climb Snowdon to see the sunrise.
“They were advised accordingly to return home after being reported for summons by the officers for breaching Coronavirus Wales Legislation.”
Within Wales, if people are travelling away from home, they should travel to meet their Christmas bubble and return home within the course of December 25.
People cannot not stay overnight with other members of their Christmas bubble on Christmas Day, unless they are also part of their pre-existing support bubble.
Travel other than for essential reasons, with some exceptions, is not allowed, including travelling significant distances just to visit places like beauty spots.