Police warn motorists to be alert on the A470 at
North Wales Police at Llanrwst are warning
motorists using the A470 road at Maenan in the Conwy Valley to be
on their guard following some recent incidents where some large
rocks have been found in the middle of the carriageway.
Between Wednesday 9th January and this
morning, Sunday 13th January North Wales Police have received four
calls from members of the public concerning rocks in the
road. On two further occasions the Highways Department have
removed two other rocks from the road and local Police now believe
they were placed there deliberately.
Police Sergeant Aled Eynon at Llanrwst Police
Station said “Some of the rocks removed have been the size of a
small football and on one occasion forced a motorist to brake
sharply resulting in slight damage to his own car.
Fortunately nothing was coming the other way but if this type of
mindless behaviour continues it will be just a matter of time until
someone is injured or even worse. The consequences of this
criminality could have been fatal.
PS Eynon concluded “We have spoken with the
Highways Department who are placing their own warning signs on the
road and I would reinforce that warning.
"I would also appeal to the individuals
involved to think hard about their actions and the possible
consequences and to bring this to an end today. If any member
of the public knows who is responsible, or has any information
which may assist I'd ask they contact Police as soon as
"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone
who knows of a man seen in the area at the relevant times wearing
an orange fluorescent jacket who may well be the offender or a
witness who can assist this investigation"
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police
on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800
555 111 and quote RM13001114.