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Pedestrian seriously injured in alleged 'hit and run'

A pedestrian has been seriously injured in what police believe to be a hit and run incident.

Police eventually traced the driver and now want to speak to witnesses Credit: PA

At lunchtime North Wales Police were informed of a collision involving a BMW and a pedestrian on Holyhead Road, Upper Bangor. The driver then made away from the scene.

The pedestrian was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by ambulance with serious injuries. Officers eventually traced the driver of the car.

The 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving whilst disqualified. He currently remains in police custody.

Witnesses are asked to contact police on 1010 quoting reference number U148157.

Tributes paid to fatal Bangor crash victim Susan Owen

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A Bangor woman who died after a collision on the B4547 at Pentir on Friday afternoon has been described as "a special wife, mother, daughter and sister" by her family.

Susan Jane Owen, originally from Anglesey, died after being involved in a collision between a white BMW car and a VW transporter van.

It is believed that an item fell from the roof of the transporter and collided with the BMW travelling in the opposite direction.

Not only have I lost a wife, I have lost my love and best friend in the world. There will be a void left in my life after her. I'm so lucky to have enjoyed 28 years of marriage together. 28 years of bringing up two sons who are stars in the eyes of their mother.

– Rem Owen


Cocaine-using drink driver is jailed

A cocaine-using drink-driver who sped off in a car at up to 130mph to escape police was jailed for nine months today.

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Sean Williams, 27, had crashed through roadwork cones into a closed lane on the A55 dual carriageway in North Wales, went the wrong way around a roundabout, and he and a passenger leapt from the Mazda as it was still moving before the car crashed into a hedge, Caernarfon Crown Court heard.

The prosecution said a Taser stun-gun was used to detain him at Bangor.

Williams, a plasterer, of Min y Coed, Bangor, admitted dangerous driving, possessing a drug, failing to stop for and resisting police, and drink and drug driving.

A three-year ban with an extended test was ordered.


Appeal after dog walker 'seriously' assaulted

Police are investigating after a man was assaulted in Bangor while out walking his dog.

Glanrafon Hill area of Bangor. Credit: Google Street View

North Wales Police says the assault on the 29-year-old man happened in the Glanrafon Hill area on Sunday 10th April 2016.

At about 12.30am the man was attacked by a man with whom he had just engaged in conversation. His injuries are serious but not life threatening.

The assailant is described as a white male in his early 40’s with dark hair and wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with a blue stripe down the leg and a white top.

Moments before the attack the victim was talking to a group of students on Glanrafon Hill who were playing with the man’s dog.

Police say they are likely to have witnessed the attack and would like to speak to them.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Four men arrested after class A drugs seized

Four men have been arrested and drugs, suspected to be heroin, have been seized after a police operation in Bangor.

A warrant was carried out at a flat in Plas Popty in Bangor on Tuesday.

Several large quantities of suspected class A drugs were recovered, as well as a significant amount of cash.

Two men from Bangor and two from Merseyside were arrested and have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

I would appeal to the local community to identify individuals dealing in class A drugs in the Bangor and North Gwynedd area.

We need information on individuals involved in supplying drugs and the vehicles they use.

– Inspector Andy McGregor, North Wales Police

Woman used Stanley knife to rob bag of marshmallows

A woman who used a Stanley knife to rob a student of a bag of marshmallows has been jailed.

Sian Budski was said to have Credit: North Wales Police

Sian Budski, 39, of Bethesda in Gwynedd was under the influence of drink and drugs and was Tasered by police after she held the knife towards a university student and demanded cash from her.

Caernarfon crown court heard instead snatching money she grabbed a bag of marshmallows.

Budski was jailed for 32 months. She admitted robbing a second-year student who was shopping at nearby Bangor in December.

Judge Gaynor Lloyd told the defendant :"You clearly have complex issues you need to address."

Fire crews dealing with gorse fire on Bangor Mountain

Fire overlooking Bangor high street tonight. Credit: Tudur Evans

Firefighters are currently at the scene of a gorse fire on Bangor mountain this evening.

There are no casualties reported, pictures on social media show the side of the hill alight.

North Wales Fire service say officers are having to attend on foot due to the remote location.

Gorse fire on Bangor mountain. Credit: Jen Phillips
North Wales Fire Service are currently at the scene. Credit: Tudur Evans
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