A very rare sea turtle has been rescued after it was washed up on a beach in Aberystwyth.
The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is the world’s rarest marine turtle species and is officially classified as ‘critically endangered’ in the wild.
The creature was found on North Beach on Saturday. RSPCA staff say it was very lethargic and was also suspected to have septicemia.
It is now being treated at a special aquarium in Bristol.
I am still in shock about being able to have dealt with this beautiful rare species and so honoured. I still keep pinching myself!
RSPCA staff took the turtle to Bristol Aquarium, who were happy to take her in for rehabilitation as they have experience with caring for stranded sea turtles.
At the Aquarium the turtle will receive specialist vet checks and treatment. The turtle still has a very guarded prognosis but is now in expert care with brilliant facilities.
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Police are appealing for information after a man had part of his ear bitten off in a Halloween night attack.
Police in Aberystwyth say the attack happened at the Academy Public House at 11pm on Saturday October 31st.
The man sustained a serious injury to his ear in a "vicious unprovoked attack" say officers.
Police would like to speak to the man pictured in the orange poncho and black wig as they say he may hold information that could assist the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or can help identify the man is asked to call 101.
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Dyfed Powys Police are renewing a missing person appeal for 26-year-old Luke Drew from Aberystwyth.
He was last seen on Sunday 18th October in the Llanelli area and is believed to have travelled back to Aberystwyth.
Luke is described as being of slim build, with dark blonde shoulder length hair, blue eyes and a scar on his face.
Police are asking for any information from anyone who may have seen him or may have information relating to his whereabouts.
But they are urging people not to approach him directly but to contact the police immediately by calling 101.
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