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.
Labour sources are pointing out that both Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent councils haven't been solid bastions for the party in recent years. Both were only won back from the independents in 2012 and reports from both counts suggest that those results could be reversed tonight.
It certainly makes it impossible to extrapolate anything about what will happen in the Westminster election in those areas from the local results. On the other hand, Labour take encouragement from the result in Flintshire, where the Tories are expected to challenge hard for the county's two constituencies next month.
Nevertheless, last week's YouGov poll for ITV Wales showed Labour narrowly in the lead when people were asked how they would vote in the local elections -and 10 points behind the Conservatives when it came to the General Election.
- Labour 19
- Independent 3
- Conservative 1
- Liberal Democrat 1
- Other 1
Labour have gained the Hope ward in Flintshire by just one vote, polling 322 votes to 321 for an independent candidate.
The first results have been declared. in Wrexham, Labour have lost the Rhosnesni ward to an independent.
But in Flintshire, the party's held on in Queensferry.
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