FOUR teenagers from Chester and Ellesmere Port broke Covid rules by travelling to North Wales to climb a mountain – in the dark and wearing trainers.

Police said that while the journey in itself was a "cause for concern" given the current coronavirus regulations, their "reckless decision" to try and climb Tryfan could have put a huge strain on the emergency services.

The group were stopped by officers yesterday evening (January 9).

North Wales Police Special Constabulary said: "Our team continue to come across motorists travelling in breach of COVID regulations.

"This evening our Special Constabulary road safety unit have reported five people, including four teenagers who had travelled from the Chester/Ellesmere Port areas to Ogwen Cottage in Snowdonia to climb Tryfan in the dark in trainers!

"Whilst the journey clearly gives cause for concern, the potential implications of such a reckless decision are huge and may have placed significant demand on the emergency services."