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Ruabon 'bomb' was Second World War training mortar

North Wales Police have released a picture of the device that led to the closure of the Wrexham-Shrewsbury railway line - an old training mortar from the Second World War.

Credit: North Wales Police

It was found in a garden in Ruabon, near Wrexham.

The mortar was found not to contain any explosives, and the railway line has now reopened.

Railway line reopens between Chester and Shrewsbury after mortar bomb discovery

Network Rail has confirmed the railway line between Shrewsbury and Chester has reopened after the discovery of an explosive device in Ruabon.

We received a report from North Wales Police of an unexploded Mortar Bomb in the vicinity of Ruabon, within 10 metres of the line. The line between Shrewsbury and Chester was closed at 11.20am while police carried out an evacuation of the area.

The line was reopened at 12.17pm.

– Network Rail spokesperson


Police appeal for missing Michael Bristow from Newport

Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police is appealing for information to help locate 27-year-old Michael Bristow from the Newport area.

He was last seen on the 24th July 2016 at around 1:00am in Caerleon and police are concerned for his well-being.

Michael is described as being a white male with short fair hair, is approximately 6ft 3” tall and of medium build with blue eyes. He also has a tattoo on his neck.

He was last seen wearing a blue short sleeved t-shirt with blue shorts and white trainers.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is urged to contact Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 647 of the 24/07/16.

Details of Arriva's replacement buses for passengers heading for Wrexham, Chester and Shrewsbury

The railway line between Wrexham General and Shrewsbury has been closed following the discovery of a suspected explosive device in the garden in Ruabon.

Police appeal after fatal collision near Denbigh

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision in Denbighshire over the weekend.

Shortly before 6pm on Saturday, July 23rd North Wales Police were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A543 in Bylchau near Denbigh involving two motorcycles.

Two air ambulances were deployed to the scene but one motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other motorcyclist was taken to hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.

The road was closed and later re-opened at around 11pm.

Both motorcycles were travelling from the direction of Pentrefoelas towards Denbigh and officers are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed the collision, or anybody who may have seen the motorcyclists travelling on the A543 prior to the collision, to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit quoting reference number U108690.

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