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Appeal after 'indecent exposure' in Flintshire village

Police are appealing for information after an "indecent exposure" in the Flintshire village of Hope.

Two young girls were approached by a man jogging on Hawarden Road at about 7.10pm on Monday, who indecently exposed himself.

Investigation officer PC Phil Mathers, said: "The man is described as aged in his mid to late 30s, tattoos on both arms and neck, with shaven or short spiky hair possibly in a ‘Mohican’ style.

"He wore a gold chain, black T shirt, dark jogging bottoms and was carrying a blue tracksuit jacket.

"After the incident the man continued jogging in the direction of Fagl Lane. If anyone has any information about this incident, or recognises the description I would like to hear from them."


Airbus faces charges over death of worker

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has been accused of failing to ensure the safety of one of its workers, who was killed at its factory in Flintshire.

Donald Williams, 62, was crushed to death after an incident at its Broughton factory in November 2011.

Airbus employs 6,000 people, at its wing assembly plant in Flintshire. Credit: PA

Airbus this morning faced charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive, at Mold Magistrates Court.

It is alleged the company failed to ensure the safety of Mr Williams, failed to assess the risks while working with a tractor, and failed to provide adequate training when using the machinery.

The case has been adjourned until 10 April at Wrexham Magistrates Court.

Unexploded bombs found near Gwynt y Mor wind farm

Three explosive devices, thought to be unexploded wartime bombs, have been discovered at the site of a wind farm development off the north Wales coast.

A 250-metre exclusion zone is in place around the site of the bombs at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.

When completed, the wind farm will have 160 turbines Credit: RWE npower Renewables

The firm says construction work is continuing while the operation is carried out.

Airbus Group annual results

Airbus employs thousands at its wing-making plant at Broughton in Flintshire.

Top 10 tips for helping your children stay safe online

Below we've listed some tips for helping your children stay safe online.

  • Ask your child what they do online
  • Let your child teach you how to use social networking and games
  • Know who your child is talking to online
  • Set rules and agree boundaries
  • Make sure the content their looking at is age-appropriate
  • Use parental and privacy controls
  • Check the privacy settings on any online account your children have
  • Have conversations early and often
  • Most sites have 'reporting tools,' make sure your child knows how to find them
  • Seek further advice


Police: shining laser at helicopter is 'stupid and reckless'

Griffiths shone the laser pen at a police helicopter from his bedroom window Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The National Police Air Service has condemned Nigel Griffiths' use of a laser pen as "stupid and reckless".

"The sentence itself should act as a deterrent to others who should look at this and think this is not a game" says Chief Supt Ian Whitehouse.

"Real people's lives are put at risk. Anyone who takes it upon themselves to shine a laser at an aircraft will result in being arrested, being prosecuted and will get a criminal record".

Flintshire man sentenced for shining laser at police helicopter

A 22-year-old man from Greenfield, Flintshire has been given a five month suspended sentence, 200 hours community service and £145 costs today at Mold Magistrates Court after admitting recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft / person in an aircraft.

Kevin Griffiths shone a laser pen at a police helicopter that was searching for a missing person.

Parking fines on the rise after council takes over

Parking wardens in Flintshire have issued more parking tickets in 10 weeks than the police in the same county did in one year. Almost 1,000 fines have been dished out since the council took over the responsibility from North Wales Police.

Two thirds of those tickets were issued in Mold. Ian Lang sent this report.

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