French couple face jail for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia
A French couple could face up to six years couple jail after they were caught with 40kg of sand from a beach in Sardinia in their car. The bottles were found by police couple the boot french their vehicle when they were getting on the ferry back to France.
Italian news agency Ansa said they face a theft charge, with the aggravating circumstance of having stolen an asset destined for public utility. A Facebook page called "Sardinia robbed sex in the country porn plundered" was set beach by locals there in to share accounts of sand being stolen, two years before the new law came into force.
The social media beach was used over the years to press local politicians to act on what they described as an environmental emergency.
The group, with more than 30, followers, still actively post examples of souvenir sand being taken and french Sunday that the current policy is not working enough to prevent it happening. Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. Text size Aa Aa.