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Appeal to find missing 38-year-old woman

Ratda Jenkins Credit: Gwent Police

Police are appealing for information to help find a 38-year-old woman who has gone missing.

Gwent Police said Ratda Jenkins was last seen at her home in Bargoed at about 10pm on Friday.

Ratda is described as Asian, approximately 5'2" tall, of a slim build with dark shoulder length hair and brown eyes.



Over 100 staff at Bangor University facing compulsory redundancy

115 members of staff at Bangor University are facing compulsory redundancy, the university has confirmed.

The institution said it has been carrying out a review to address 'significant financial challenges' where £8.5m of savings needed to be made.

That equates to 170 posts but due to a voluntary severance scheme, the university confirmed the number has reduced to 115.

It added a period of formal consultation with unions and staff had begun this week and will close on 1 September.

Bangor University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G Hughes said: “Whilst the number of posts at risk has reduced, it is still a significant number and we will continue to seek ways in which we can further reduce the need for compulsory redundancies."

Man appears in court charged with murder of a married father

A man has appeared in court today accused of the murder of a 27-year-old married dad who died following an alleged attack outside a nightclub in Bangor.

Henry Ayabowei died in the early hours of Saturday morning. Credit: Family photo

During a three-minute hearing, 26-year-old Kieran Roberts, of Maesgeirchen in Bangor, was remanded in custody by magistrates at Llandudno charged with the murder of Henry Ayabowei on April 2nd.

Father-of-two Mr Ayabowei, of Llangefni, Anglesey, known to friends as Henry Esin and nicknamed 'Romeo', played soccer for local sides on the island.

He died in hospital at Stoke-on-Trent after being found unconscious outside the Peep nightclub Bangor in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Roberts will appear at Caernarfon crown court tomorrow.

Officers granted more time to interview Bangor suspect

North Wales Police have been given more time to interview a man arrested following the death of another man outside the Peep nightclub in Bangor.

The assault happened at the Peep nightclub in Bangor.

27-year-old Henry Ayabowei, a father of two, died following the incident on Dean Street, between the junction of Brick Street and the High Street, in the early hours of Saturday.

Police arrested a 26-year-old local man in connection with the attack and have now been granted an extra day to question him.

Whilst the investigation remains at an early stage, we are grateful to the public for their significant support following Henry’s tragic death.

– DCI Brian Kearney, North Wales Police

A Home Office post mortem will also take place later.

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