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Appeal launched after model trains stolen

Police in north Wales have made an appeal for information after a number of model trains were stolen from an address in Abergele.

A number of trains, including ones similar to this Hornby model, were stolen from the address. Credit: PA

45 model trains were taken from the property in Pensarn over the past 18 months, including 17 Hornby trains, 17 Bachman trains as well as a number of Airfix, Bagnall, Dapol, Electrotren, Hymek and Kernow model trains.

Although North Wales Police have already begun their investigation, enquiries at local dealers have proved unsuccessful.

Appeal after 11-year-old girl 'grabbed by wrist'

North Wales Police is appealing for information after an 11-year-old girl was grabbed by the wrist by a stranger.

The junction of Water st and Peel Street, Abergele. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the incident happened at around 5.50pm on Wednesday 16th March when the old girl was grabbed by her wrist near the junction of Water Street and Peel Street.

The man is described as being white, approximately 30 years of age.

He was about 5’7” tall, with short dark hair, he was of medium build, and was wearing a dark long sleeved top and dark green cargo type trousers, with pockets on the sides.

The man, who appeared drunk, was walking behind the girl when he grabbed her wrist. She managed to pull her arm away and ran back to her home where her mother called the police.

– Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Andrea Verburg

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting event reference RC16038135.


Elderly woman in hospital after fire in Abergele

The fire happened at a house in Gorwel, Abergele.

An 86-year-old woman is currently in hospital after a house fire in Abergele.

Firefighters were called to a fire at Gorwel in Abergele around 4.19am on Monday 18th January 2016.

Crews used two hose reels and four sets of breathing apparatus to get it under control.

Another 58-year-old woman was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

North Wales Fire Service are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Hotel waitress killed in Christmas Eve crash

North Wales Police say a woman who was killed in a road crash on Christmas Eve was a 31 year-old hotel waitress.

Indi Weligamag worked at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel. Credit: North Wales Police / Family Photo

Mrs Indi Weligamag died in collision on the A55 near Pensarn, Abergele on Christmas Eve.

She had worked at the Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel for several years.

We have known Indi for seven years since she came to North Wales and settled with her husband.

Unfortunately Indi's husband died in a car accident in 2010. Since then Indi has lived and worked in North Wales and continued to make many friends.

She was a very likable person and was always kind and helpful to those she was with.

She was very dear to us all. Her sudden passing has left us broken hearted in that we will miss such a special person.

– Friend Esther Turner

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses which happened on the junction 24 off-slip of the A55 near Abergele at 7.30am on December 24th, involving a Citroen C1 car.

Woman dies after road accident on A55 near Abergele

The woman who was taken to hospital earlier today following a collision on the A55 near Abergele has died.

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Police were called to a one-vehicle collision on the junction 24 off slip of the A55.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are particularly keen on speaking to the driver of a silver coloured Ford Focus that was travelling behind the Citroen estate car, who may have witnessed the collision.

This is now being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision and I am appealing to anybody who may have information that could assist the investigation to contact us.

– Sergeant Gwyndaf Jones, Roads Policing Unit

Woman seriously injured in collision on A55

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A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision on the A55 near Abergele earlier today.

Police were called to a one-vehicle collision on the junction 24 off slip of the A55.

A woman has been taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd by ambulance with serious injuries.

An investigation is now underway and officers are appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the collision.


Police appeal for man who went missing over a week ago

Peter Wright, 39, has links to the Llandudno and Macclesfield areas. Credit: North Wales Police

Police are appealing for information to help find a 39-year-old man who went missing from his home in Abergele over a week ago.

Peter Wright was reported missing yesterday and has links to the Llandudno and Macclesfield areas.

He was last seen wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark tracksuit top and a black coat.

He is described as being between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall and of large build. He has short mousey coloured hair, stubble and a pale complexion.

I am appealing to anybody who may know of Peter’s whereabouts to contact us. Alternatively I am appealing direct for Peter to make contact with us to let us know that he’s safe and well.

– PC Delyth Palmer, North Wales Police

Anybody with information is being asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 and quote reference number 14517.

Investigation after police car crashes into pub

Police are investigating after an unmarked police car crashed into the Bull Hotel in Abergele.

Three police officers were injured in the incident. Credit: Sam Evans

The collision, which took place yesterday afternoon, left three police officers with minor injuries.

Slight damage was caused to the hotel.

Hotel manager Jamie Smith said: "The collision did affect us yesterday and we lost some custom, but we are open for business today and have no plans to close."

Investigating Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses to contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting RC 15021992.

Pair jailed after Abergele pub death

Tracey Jones and Anthony Smith Credit: North Wales Police

A pub worker who killed a customer with a ferocious punch has been jailed for life.Anthony Smith will serve a minimum of 16 years in jail after being found guilty of the murder of Sam Blackledge.Mr Blackledge had been drinking at the Pen y Bont pub in Abergele.

Smith and pub manageress Tracey Jones returned from a night out to discover Mr Blackledge was being difficult after being refused a drink.Smith roughly threw him out of the pub where Mr Blackledge was attacked by Smith and Jones. But he was too drunk to defend himself.

Mr Blackledge died two days later from head injuries

Tracey Jones was jailed for two and a half years for manslaughter plus a further nine months for perverting the course of justice after telling witnesses to say Mr Blackledge had not been attacked but had fallen over.

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