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Police witch and ghost hunts need 'common sense'

A police force admitted being called to dozens of reports of vampires, witches, ghosts, zombies and aliens.

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Figures from North Wales Police say officers received 57 calls relating to "paranormal activity" over the last five years.

Police were called 22 times about UFOs, 21 times regarding ghosts and 10 times about suspected witches.

Officers were sent out to investigate 37 of the 57 calls by senior police chiefs, according to a Freedom of Information request.

Dia Chakravarty, political director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said senior officers needed to use "common sense" when approaching the calls.

Figures revealed many of the call outs came from Wrexham, Bangor, Rhyl and Dolgellau.

North Wales police pup is all grown up!

North Wales Police have tweeted a picture of their newest recruit: Vader.

The pup was donated by a local breeder, and is currently undergoing a 20-week training programme.

The German Shepherd puppy joined the force's crime fighting canine team in October.

Today, the force tweeted a photo of him to show how much he has grown in that time.

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