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Woman jailed for fake £50,000 cancer con

A 42-year-old gambling addict who lied to an ex-boyfriend that she had cancer has been jailed for swindling him out of £48,800.

Andrea Jones. Credit: North Wales Police

Andrea Jones from Llys Siabod in Caernarfon had spent more than £240,000 with betting website Jackpotjoy and amassed a £75,000 debt.

She asked a 66-year-old man, who she had a brief relationship with her a decade ago, for help. He himself had Parkinson's Disease.

He took out pay-day loans after she claimed to be suffering from cervical cancer and "begged" him for money for treatment.

You deceived that man leading to him being put in a financial pickle himself. He now has loans, with interest, of up to £80,000. He's had to put a second charge on his home.

This offence was highly manipulative and it's had devastating consequences for the victim.

It was done out of your own greed to fund your habit. You were prepared to drag your friend down.

– Judge Philip Harris-Jenkins

Jones admitted fraud and was jailed for 28 months at Caernarfon Crown Court.


Mum with children in car charged with drink-driving

A woman who was arrested after failing a drink-drive test with children in the car has been charged.

The 39-year-old was stopped by police in the Criccieth area of Gwynedd on Wednesday and police say she was "almost three-times over the limit".

She will appear before Caernarfon Magistrates on December 30th.

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Mother with children in car 'three times over limit'

Police have criticised a woman for being three times over the drink-drive limit - and having her children in the car.

A police officer presents a breathalyser (library photo) Credit: PA

North Wales Police says the woman was arrested in the Criccieth area in Gwynedd on Wednesday.

The Roads Policing Unit said it was "unbelievable" that she was almost three times over the limit and "to make matters worse" her children were in the car.


Appeal for missing man not seen since Saturday

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 64 year-old man who has not been seen since the weekend.

Keith Burgess of Beddgelert has not been seen since Saturday. Credit: North Wales Police / Family Photo

North Wales Police says 64 year-old Keith Burgess has been missing from the Beddgelert area of Gwynedd since around 10.30 am on Saturday 10th October 2015.

Mr Burgess was last seen at his home address and has not been in touch with family or friends since.

He is described as around 5’ 8” tall, of medium build and speaks with an English accent.

Anyone who has any information should contact police on 101.

Parents bailed after baby death

North Wales Police have arrested and bailed a man and woman on suspicion of assault following the death of a baby girl in Penygroes, Gwynedd. The baby's death is so far "unexplained", police say.

Police have bailed a man and woman from Penygroes Credit: Google street view

The ambulance service contacted police at 04.42am on Monday morning to say a baby girl had been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, where she sadly died. The couple - both from the local area - have now been released on bail.

Yesterday a spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 0439 hours on Monday to reports of a medical emergency in the Penygroes, Caernarfon area. We responded with one rapid response vehicle and two emergency ambulances."

The baby's body has been taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, for examination by forensic and paediatric pathologists and further tests.

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