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Police are appealing for information after three robbers assaulted a shop worker and smashed a window.
North Wales Police says three men entered the ‘Cash 4 You’ store on Chester Street in Flint today, Thursday April 7th, at around 11.49am.
Once inside they made demands for money and a member of staff was assaulted, sustaining minor injuries. The front widow of the store was also smashed.
The offenders are believed to have left empty-handed after they were disturbed. They are got into a black vehicle which headed towards Oakenholt.
Officers remain in the area and inyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
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The A5026 Flintshire to Holywell is closed both ways due to an accident involving two vehicles.
The accident happened between the B5432 (Groesffyrdd Cross Roads, Holywell) and Victoria Road (Walwen / Greenfield).
It's affecting traffic heading through Coed Bagillt Woods, from the coast into Holywell.
Police are turning traffic around but no major delays so far.
Police are appealing for information after a 53 year-old man was found with "serious life changing injuries" on a roadside with vehicle parts nearby.
North Wales Police says the incident happened in Flintshire on Sunday December 6th. The man was found at around 9pm on the grassed area of the A5104 between Broughton and Penymynydd.
The man had suffered leg injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Police are appealing for anyone travelling along the route at the time to contact them.
The man was wearing black trousers, a black hooded coat, brown shoes and a black woolly hat.
Vehicle parts were found at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle and driver.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers in Deeside on 101, quoting reference number S186569.
Police are appealing for information after three men robbed an elderly man of a "substantial amount of cash" after posing as "Gas Board" workers.
North Wales Police says the incident happened on Woodfield Avenue, Flint at around 6.30pm on Tuesday December 8th.
They want to identify three men who claimed to be from the Gas Board and entered the pensioner's home.
This was a particularly callous incident where a vulnerable elderly person has been targeted.
I would remind residents to be wary of uninvited callers and to always ask and check the identity of anyone they don’t know and never to let anyone into your property, if you have any doubts.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference RC15187605.
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The RSPCA is investigating the death of pigeons and doves found dead on a rooftop in north Wales.
A member of the public found the dead birds in the Church Road area of Flint.
We are not sure what has happened, but we believe they were poisoned and are now trying to find out where any poison could have come from. There were around three doves and the rest were pigeons.
We have no way of telling whether this was a result of a deliberate act or because of poisonous substances not being safely stowed away, but what is concerning is the number of birds that were found dead. We don’t want this happening again.
A man from north Wales has been charged with threatening to kill a number of police officers.
Thirty-three-year-old Craig Michael Hughes is alleged to have made the threats online during a conversation with a confidential help line based in America.
The defendant from Flint was arrested in the early hours of yesterday by North Wales Police, who had been contacted by the Hope Line Crisis Centre in the US amid concerns that he was planning a murder suicide by ambushing police officers after reporting a non-existent crime.
Hughes appeared from custody at a special weekend sitting of Flintshire magistrates’ court at Mold today.
He faced two charges of making threats to two members of staff at the crisis centre to kill a number of police officers locally. No pleas were entered.
It was Hughes’ case that he had been drunk, had not intended to kill himself and would not have carried out any threat to kill police officers, he said.
Mairead Neeson, prosecuting, asked for a remand in custody for his own protection and for the protection of the public, in particular police officers.
Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear before magistrates on Thursday.