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Angry Locals Block In Snowdonia Visitor During Coronavirus Lockdown

Rebecca Shepherd

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Angry Locals Block In Snowdonia Visitor During Coronavirus Lockdown

Featured Image Credit: Daily Post Wales

Furious locals called the police and blocked a man in as he was trying to visit Snowdonia during a government-implemented, nationwide lockdown:

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The anonymous driver, had travelled from Sheffield when he was spotted on a country lane near Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park, on Saturday morning (28 March).

Police and a Snowdonia National Park warden attended the scene after being alerted by the visitor, who allegedly felt 'threatened' and he was told to return home.

According to the Daily Post, Aled Wyn Williams, of Parc, Bala, was one of two local men who confronted the visitor at a time when people have been urged to stay at home to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Mr Williams said he was angered by the lack of respect shown by the visitor, and stopped him on the road along with his friend Oswyn Roberts.

The driver of the Range Rover called the police. Credit: Daily Post Wales
The driver of the Range Rover called the police. Credit: Daily Post Wales

"He was heading away from Bala and the main road," said Mr Williams, adding: "I drove along the road and stopped him. My friend Oswyn Roberts came along behind, blocking him in."

Part of the incident was filmed and Mr Williams said the visitor called the police.

"He told me he called the police because he felt threatened," said Mr Williams.

"I told him all we were doing was encouraging him to go home. If he hadn't called the police, I would have done."

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 10.12am this morning to a report of a man being blocked on a country lane in Bala. Officers attended and suitable words of advice were given."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown. Credit: PA
Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown. Credit: PA

Last Monday (23 March), the Prime Minister put the UK on a three week lockdown and increased police powers in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Boris Johnson - who has now contracted the disease himself - announced that people will only be allowed out to shop (as rarely as possible), exercise once a day, for any medical need, to help vulnerable, or to travel to and from work.

The measures will be revisited in three weeks and the outbreak is being kept under 'constant review'. During the media briefing, Johnson said: "You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home.

"You should not be going shopping except for essentials like food and medicine - and you should do this as little as you can. And use food delivery services where you can."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Topics: UK News, News, Coronavirus, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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