Holidaymakers arrested in Teide National Park after leaving designated pathway

Two holidaymakers, a Norwegian man of 61 and a Polish woman of 56, are in police custody after being arrested while in the Teide National Park. Having left the pathways to enter a roped off area, they refused to leave when confronted by Environmental Protection agents, and resisted arrest when the agents called in the support of the Guardia Civil. They have been charged with assault and resisting authority. It is important to remember that the Environmental Agency staff in the National Park have always had significant powers because the area is a National Park, but these powers have been augmented since Teide was designated a World Heritage Site a couple of years ago. Canarias7

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