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Poppies at Caernarfon Castle captured in stunning drone footage

The Weeping Window exhibition at Caernarfon Castle has been captured in stunning drone footage.

Video credit: Cadw

The Weeping Window exhibition contains several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, seen pouring from a high window to the ground below, which are on display in the castle grounds until 20 November 2016.

The iconic poppies were originally displayed at the Tower of London in the autumn of 2014, as part of an exhibition which attracted five million visitors.


Police investigation launched following "suspicious" death

Police in north Wales are investigating after the “suspicious” death of a local woman whose body was found at a house in the village of Penygroes, near Caernarfon.

The woman's body was found in Penygroes, near Caernarfon. Credit: Google Maps

Officers have been speaking to villagers and cordoned off the home. No-one has yet been arrested.

North Wales Police Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area to contact them.

Appeal after Remembrance Poppies destroyed

Thousands of pounds worth of Remembrance Poppies have been destroyed by vandals during a break-in.

Credit: North Wales Police

North Wales Police says the damage was done sometime between last week and today, Wednesday April 27th at a storage facility on Skinner Street in Caernarfon.

All the poppies were deemed unusable and were disposed of.

This was a despicable crime whereby the poppies were destroyed in a pure act of vandalism. Nothing was stolen from the facility which means the offender(s) have done this purely out of malice.

– Sergeant Rhys Gough

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


Check sheds appeal for missing woman

North Wales Police are asking people living in and around the Caernarfon area to checks their garden sheds and outbuildings to assist with the search for a woman who has been missing for three weeks.

Avril Whitfield has been missing for three weeks. Credit: North Wales Police / Family Photo

57-year-old Avril Whitfield has been missing since Friday, 1st April and officers are asking those living and working in the Caernarfon, Bontnewydd, Caeathro and Cibyn areas to check sheds, garages and outbuildings to see if there is any chance that someone may have been there.

We are continuing in our search for Avril and are urging residents to check any garden sheds, garages or outbuildings to see if there is any recent sign of activity.

Further searches involving RAF Mountain Rescue will be carried out today in the Seiont Caravan Park area and police enquiries are ongoing.

– Chief Inspector Richie Green

The last confirmed sighting of Avril was at around 9am on Friday, 1st April when she was seen walking next to the roundabout on the A487 near Tesco, Caernarfon.

Anybody with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101.

Police concern for welfare of missing woman

Julie Jones was last seen in the Caernarfon area. Credit: North Wales Police

Police have issued an appeal for help to find 55-year-old Julie Jones.

She was last seen in the Caernarfon area and officers are concerned for her welfare.

Julie Jones is described as being 5'1 tall, of thin build with short brown hair. She was wearing a Kahki coat, black jeans, a scarf and black boots.

If anyone has any information or has seen her they are encouraged to ring the police on 101.

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