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Part of A55 temporarily closed both ways after crash

A section of the A55 on the Cheshire/Flintshire border is temporarily closed both ways to allow the air ambulance to land following a serious crash.

Teenage strip search: Two officers disciplined

Two North Wales police officers have been disciplined following complaints about the strip search of a 15 year-old boy, without the presence of an appropriate adult.

Llandudno police station Credit: Google Street View

John Drew was detained by North Wales police in May 2012 under the Misuse of Drugs Act. He was strip searched at Llandudno police station, and later released without further action. The incident prompted a complaint from the boy's family.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) decided today that both police constables had a case to answer for misconduct, since no appropriate adult was present or notified that the strip-search was going to take place.

North Wales Police say that they have now put in place a number of measures around ‘stop and search’, including intimate searches in custody, to ensure that such searches are carried out in a 'lawful and proportionate manner'.

Police confirm three vehicles involved in A55 crash

A spokesperson for Chester Police has confirmed three vehicles are involved in a serious crash on the A55.

The incident was reported to officers at approximately 11.30 today and involves three vehicles - a white DAF HGV, a white ford transit van and a beige Citroen Picasso.

As a result of the collision, the A55 is currently closed westbound from the A483, Posthouse Roundabout.

Diversions are currently in place via the A483, Wrexham Road, and A5404, Saltney High Street, although delays are expected in the local area and motorist are being advised to avoid the area.

– Chester Police spokesperson


Serious multi-vehicle crash closes part of A55

Emergency services are dealing with a serious crash on the A55 involving several vehicles.

The Westbound carriageway approaching Broughton has been closed.

National papers 'hail' Gareth Bale for night of triumph

National newspapers are awash with Gareth Bale after he provided the winning header in the 81st minute of last night's match against Cyprus.

Here are some of the top headlines:

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The Daily Mail comments on Bale's 'brilliant bullet header', highlighting that the goal has brought Wales to the 'brink of a place at Euro 2016'.


The Daily Mirror leads with the convincing statement that 'Wales are heading to France' and suggests that Bale isn't famous for his headers but managed to seal Wales' win.


The Sun have attempted to make a Welsh reference, playing on 'Dai' in the headline 'Gareth's pure dai-namite'. Again they go on to describe the Real Madrid star's 'powered header' in the 81st minute and the standing ovation he received from 4,000 fans.


The Star's headline is 'Bale's head first' and write that 'Wales has taken a giant step towards Euro 2016'.

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