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Trial of Snowdon 4x4 accused Craig Williams goes ahead in his absence

16 January 2013 Last updated at 19:42 GMT

The trial of a man accused of dangerous driving after allegedly taking his 4x4 up Snowdon has gone ahead in his absence.

Craig Williams, of Cheltenham, denies driving a Vauxhall Frontera up the mountain twice in 2011.

The judge at Caernarfon Crown Court told the jury it must not hold his absence against him.

Roger Pinney reports.

No defendant at Snowdon 4x4 trial