Wales

Mountain mystery over vehicle near Snowdon summit

Police are investigating how a vehicle ended up on a footpath close to the summit of Snowdon.

It is believed the 4x4 was driven up on Saturday morning but may have become stuck on the descent about 400 yards (365m) from the top.

North Wales Police confirmed they were called to the incident but currently have no more details.

Snowdon is Wales's highest mountain at 1,085m (3,560 ft).

Walkers passing the Vauxhall Frontera have taken photographs of the vehicle on the Llanberis side of the summit, close to the train track.

It is unclear exactly when it was driven up there.

Image caption The vehicle was close to the Snowdon mountain railway line

Jonathan Tyler, who has worked for the Snowdon Railway for the last seven years, said it was just below the summit.

He said he had never seen a vehicle there before.

"It's such a dangerous thing to do you would never see a 4x4 that far up," he explained.

Ian Henderson of Llanberis Mountain Rescue said the emergency services or national park officers would never attempt to drive up Snowdon.