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Detectives investigating the suspicious death of woman in Flint on Saturday 1st July have released ‘under investigation’ a local man who had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
At 2.50am on Saturday 1st July North Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance were called to a residential address in Windsor Avenue Flint after the discovery of a woman’s body.
The woman, local and aged in her 40s, had died but the circumstances under which she was found led to the arrest of a 50 year old local man at the scene on suspicion of her murder.
Senior Investigating Officer DCI Arwyn Jones at Wrexham CID said ‘“Following a post mortem examination we have significant concerns about the injuries found and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances.
Detectives are speaking with neighbours and others in the local community but we are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the Windsor Drive area of Flint between the evening of Friday 30th June and the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police have arrested a man following the death of a woman in Flint.
Paramedics were called to an address following reports of a woman with serious injuries.
She later died at the scene.
Police say it happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Crime scene examination is ongoing and 'a number of lines of enquiry' are being carried out.
The circumstances of this incident are being investigated by a team of detectives with support from local officers and staff and there are a number of lines of enquiry being pursued.
A man has been arrested for affray and threats to kill following a police operation near a school in Flint.
The 25-year-old was detained after North Wales Police were called to an address in Maes Alaw just after 7am this morning, following reports of a man behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner.
The incident led to the closure of nearby St Mary's Primary School.
We appreciate that this incident has caused significant disruption in the area. It has now concluded safely and no one has been hurt.
I would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation.
The surrounding roads have now re-opened.
North Wales Police have said there is 'no risk' to the public, as they deal with reports of a man 'acting aggressively' near a school in Flint.
Officers were called to Maes Alaw just after 7am today following the reports, which has led to the closure of St Mary's Primary School.
We have trained negotiators at the scene who are working to resolve the situation.
We have evacuated neighbours and closed the road to make it easier for us to engage with the individual.
However, I would like to stress that there is no danger to the wider public or pupils at nearby schools.
There are no other members of the public involved in this incident.
I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue our efforts to bring the matter to a successful conclusion and we will continue to keep the public updated.
A primary school in Flint has been closed due to a 'major police incident', Flintshire County Council have said.
The Head Teacher of St Mary's Catholic School has made the decision to go ahead with the closure to ensure the safety of the school children.
The Council website say a police presence remains outside the school gates.
1/2 Due to a Police incident Albert Avenue and Ffordd Llewelyn are closed Access to St Richard Gwyn High School and St Mary's Primary School
2/2 can be gained via Coed Onn Road, Flint. Apologies for any delays. Diolch/Thanks
There are no reports of other school closures in the area.
Trains were delayed today because tracks were too hot in the March sunshine.
The commuter route on the Welsh coast reported "high rail temperatures" on the lines - and trains were ordered to slow down.
Network Rail reported that "track monitoring equipment" has indicated high rail temperatures between Talacre and Mostyn in north Wales .
This means an emergency speed limit of 20mph has been imposed by Network Rail for approximately one mile between Prestatyn and Flint.
According to the Met Office, the temperature at Talacre hit 14 degrees.
I've heard some mad excuses but never that it is too hot in Wales in March. But at least we can sit in the sunshine while we are waiting for the train to arrive!
Trains were delayed for up to 20 minutes but commuters advised it would get back to normal when the sun dropped.
North Wales Police are appealing for help to trace a 64 year old woman missing from Flint.
Ann Brick was last seen at 5pm on 20th February. Police say her family are increasingly concerned.
Officers have been making enquiries locally around Flint, as well as around the Penwortham area of Lancashire, where she's from originally.
Ann is approximately 5ft 1ins tall and of a slim build with short white hair. She was last seen in Flint wearing a red coat, black trousers and carrying a blue holdall and a black handbag.
We are asking anyone who has seen Ann or knows of her whereabouts to contact police as we are all increasingly concerned for her welfare.
North Wales Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on live chat, 101 or via Crimestoppers, with reference 17471.