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Fake £10 notes warning for North Wales

North Wales Police is asking traders to be vigilant following reports of counterfeit £10 Scottish Notes in circulation.

A current Scottish £10 note. Credit:

Officers say say the dud notes have been used in the Bangor area.

The advice comes following a couple of incidents during the past week where shops have reported the fake £10 notes being in circulation.

Anyone who is offered a forged note is urged to contact police on 101

Missing woman: police appeal

Police say they are "concerned" about a woman who has been missing for three weeks. They are appealing for help finding her.

Marilyn Smith was last seen in Bangor three weeks ago Credit: NWP

Marilyn Smith, 56, was last seen in Bangor on Tuesday, July 28. She is described as Afro-Caribbean with black hair.

Initially we believed that she may have booked into a B&B in the area, however our enquires carried out so far have failed to find her. I would urge anybody who may have information to contact us. Equally I am appealing for Marilyn to make contact with us to let us know she is safe and well.

– Pc Joanna Clark, Bangor Police

Anybody who may have seen Marilyn can contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 13668.


Man indecently exposes himself to woman and daughter - police appeal

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a mother and her teenage daughter.

A man indecently exposed himself on this street in Bangor Credit: Google street view

Officers are issuing an appeal for information after a man was seen to be indecently exposing himself in a car in Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor yesterday.

At approximately 12:30pm a woman and her teenage daughter were walking along Penrhos Road in Bangor. A man parked in a car nearby indecently exposed himself. He then sped off in his car - a black Ford Focus.

Police say the man was aged in his late 20s to early 30s with black medium-length hair. He was of medium build and was wearing a black t shirt and possibly khaki coloured trousers.

Police were alerted and officers carried out house to house enquiries in the area.

Anybody with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number S125364.

Police seize drugs and cash in Bangor searches

North Wales Police say it has seized a quantity of what is believes to be controlled drugs along with "substantial" amounts of cash.

Credit: ITV Wales News

Searches were carried out on Monday at addresses in the Lon Ogwen and Lon Y Glyder areas of Bangor. The force says two men have been arrested on money laundering and drugs offences and are currently on bail pending further enquiries.

Various controlled drugs were recovered as well as significant amounts of cash.

Two local men ages 25 and 27 have been arrested and are currently on police bail pending further enquiries and a 44 year old male received a cannabis warning

– Sergeant Wayne Francis

Boy airlifted to hospital following fall

An 11-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital in Bangor after falling from a beach cafe in Gwynedd, according to reports.

The boy was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The Welsh Ambulance Service Helimed team were called to the scene in Abersoch earlier this morning.

The boy was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police appeal to help find missing student

Police are appealing for information to help find a university student who they believe could be in Bangor.

Jason Tatlock, 20, has not been seen since he left his home in the Black Country, in the Midlands, a week ago.

Jason Tatlock hasn't been seen for a week Credit: Family photo

Police are looking into an ATM transaction in Bangor, where Jason's bank card was used to withdraw cash.

Jason is described as a white male, 5ft 9ins tall, of thin build, with mousy cropped hair and a fair complexion. He was wearing three-quarter length blue-grey trousers, white ankle socks and pale denim deck shoes when he was last seen.

His family and friends are very worried as it’s completely out of character for Jason to vanish like this without letting anyone know of his whereabouts.

If anyone has seen Jason I’d urge them to contact me immediately so we can make checks that he is safe and well. Equally, I’d ask for Jason himself to please contact a friend or family member to let someone know he’s OK.

– Dudley police

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Homer at west Midlands Police on the 101 number.


Re-appeal after man tried to grab schoolgirl in Bangor

North Wales Police has issued an E-fit as part of a re-appeal for information Credit: North Wales Police

Police have issued an E-fit as part of a re-appeal for information after a man attempted to grab a girl as she made her way to school in Bangor last month.

The girl was walking towards Ysgol Tryfan along Lon Ogwen at around 8.30am on Friday 18th July, when an unknown man approached her from behind and grabbed her wrist.

The man is described as:

  • white
  • aged around 50 years old
  • scruffy appearance
  • thick grey/white facial stubble
  • wearing a black thigh-length jacket with a black hood and dark green jean
  • said to smell of alcohol
  • spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Steven Thomas at Bangor Police Station on 101 quoting incident R109619 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police appeal after man attempted to 'grab' a schoolgirl

Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to grab a girl as she made her way to school this morning.

At 8:30am the unknown man approached her from behind as she walked to Ysgol Tryfan, along Lon Ogwen in Bangor and grabbed her wrist. She managed to break free and ran home to where she raised the alarm.

The man is described as being white, aged approximately 50-years-old, with thick grey/white facial stubble. He was wearing a black thigh length jacket, a black hood pulled up and dark green jeans.

Anyone who may have information relating to the man is asked to call PC Owain Edwards at Bangor Police Station on 101 quoting incident R109619.

Bangor University 'saddened' by former student death

Bangor University has issued a statement after a former University student died on board the Malaysia Airline flight MH-17.

Bangor University is saddened to learn that former student Glenn Thomas was one of the passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Glenn graduated with a degree in Economics from Bangor University in 1987, and the thoughts of all at Bangor University are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

– Bangor University
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