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Police officers hospitalised after pub 'disturbance'

The Four Alls Pub in Caernarfon. Credit:

North Wales Police says it's investigating after being called to the report of a disturbance in the Four Alls Public House in Hole in the Wall Street Caernarfon on Saturday 1st July.

Supt Nigel Harrison at Caernarfon Police Station said “At about 10.50pm on Saturday 1st July officers have responded to reports of a disturbance at the Four Alls Pub in Caernarfon which has left three off duty Police Offices with injuries. Although two officers had serious injuries they are not life threatening or changing and after being checked over in hospital both were discharged home.”

“An investigation is now underway into the circumstances and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the disturbance, or indeed knows who is responsible to contact Police as soon as possible.”


Body identified as missing Caernarfon man

A major search was launched in March after the 21-year-old went missing Credit: North Wales Police

A body recovered from the Menai Straits has been identified as that of missing Caernarfon man Jonathon Edwards.

The 21-year-old, who was last seen in March, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A major search involving specialist officers, helicopters and dogs was launched last month to find him, but was later scaled back.

Officers visited Mr Edwards' family on Thursday.

Our thoughts are very much with Jonathon's family and on their behalf I'd ask their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.

– Sergeant Rhys Gough

Mr Edwards' death is not being treated as suspicious.


Snowdonia helicopter crash: Recovery operation hampered by weather

Specially trained ‘recovery’ officers from North Wales Police and Mountain Rescue Teams are still being hampered by both weather and terrain as they try to recover the bodies of those who lost their lives in Wednesday’s helicopter crash in the Rhinog Mountains in Snowdonia National Park.

The location of the crash site is both remote and treacherous.

Access is only possible on foot, the site being approximately 4 km or 2 hours walk over very challenging terrain, from the last discernible road and access to this road is only possible with a 4x4 vehicle.

The site itself, and access to it, is precarious, on a steep slope and covered in heather, lichen and moss which after the recent heavy rain is making just standing upright difficult.

At over 700m above sea level just getting to the site involves a degree of ‘scrambling’.

Weather is unfortunately worsening making the task of getting both personnel and their equipment there alone very difficult and potentially dangerous.

That said both Police and Mountain Rescue Teams are utterly determined and focused in recovering all those lost as quickly and as sensitively as possible so they can be reunited with their families.

– Chief Inspector Richie Green, North Wales Police

Trained, experienced mountain rescue personnel are finding the terrain difficult and challenging.

There are no footpaths and the ground underfoot is treacherous in places even for the most experienced however we are all unwavering in our determination to assist reunite the families with those who lost their lives.

– Phil Benbow, Chairman of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association

A joint investigation led by the AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) is underway and investigators are at the scene to assist forensic recovery of the aircraft.

Recovery of bodies from helicopter crash resumes

Ruth and Kevin Burke ran a construction company. Credit: Facebook

The recovery of the bodies of five members of the same family who died when their helicopter crashed in Snowdonia has resumed.

The victims haven't been formally identified but their families are being supported by specialist officers from Thames Valley Police.

Two of those on board the helicopter have been named locally as Kevin and Ruth Burke from Hulcote, near Milton Keynes.

On what is thought to be her Facebook profile, Mrs Burke says she's originally from Dublin, the city where the helicopter was heading.

The profile was updated yesterday to read 'Remembering Ruth Burke'.

Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

North Wales Police have said that weather conditions are still very poor today.

Coupled with the very challenging and hazardous terrain and under-foot conditions, officers expect the process to take some time.

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