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Camper Who Broke Lockdown Rules Waves Stick At Resident Who Confronted Him

Camper Who Broke Lockdown Rules Waves Stick At Resident Who Confronted Him

The camper was not happy when a local resident reminded him of lockdown rules

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A man who ignored the coronavirus lockdown to go camping in Wales angrily brandished a stick when a furious resident confronted him.

The man had set up camp in North Wales where he was approached by a 60-year-old man who tried to tell him to leave and reminded him of the ongoing lockdown.

However,the wannabe campers was not best pleased and attempted to rush over to the man but slipped on the grass, he then picked up a large stick and started swinging it towards him.

Speaking to North Wales Live, the local resident said: "It was unbelievable that they travelled all the way to the top of a mountain to camp when the whole country is on lockdown and the government clearly has instructed everyone to stay home unless necessary.

"They were asked to move the night before and were told they weren't supposed to be there, but they decided to ignore that, and the police had been informed.

"The police arrived the following morning and dealt with the situation."

The daughter of the 60-year-old man, who filmed the footage, added: "My dad was with the owner of the land and all they did was ask them to leave and said that the police were on their way.

"Then the man threatened to hit my dad in the head with the stick."

In a post on social media, the man's daughter shared photos of the damage caused by the campers, which showed empty bottles, tin foil and toilet paper strewn across the area.

Alongside the photos she wrote: "Also this is the mess they left on our neighbour's land. Absolute disgrace.

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"The police did eventually arrive and dealt with the matter, him and his mate will hopefully think twice before leaving their house again."

A police spokesman said: "We were informed of two males camping on farmland above Trefriw.

"Officers attended and spoke to the men, who are currently living locally with family.

"They were given advice regarding not being at their home address and requested to return home or face prosecution.

"The men apologised and left, and we consider the matter closed."

Featured Image Credit: North Wales Live

Topics: UK News, Coronavirus