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Penygroes suspicious death: Victim was a young mother

The woman who died in Penygroes in Gwynedd yesterday has been named.

Emma Louise Baum was 22 and lived with her two-year-old son in Penygroes.

The two men arrested yesterday have been released without charge.

Emma Louise Baum was found in Penygroes, near Caernarfon Credit: Google Maps

North Wales Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have heard a disturbance in the Llwyndu Road area between 2am and 5am yesterday morning.

Police say there were with several reports of a female screaming at around 4am in the area.

The investigation team are of the view that the woman died during the early hours of yesterday morning.

A further appeal is being made for witnesses to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the Llwyndu Road area of Penygroes during the early hours of yesterday morning.

As part of the investigation we would also appeal to anyone who has private CCTV systems to contact the major incident room on 101.

– Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies, North Wales Police

The investigation is ongoing and officers continue to provide a high visibility police presence in the village of Penygroes.

Two men arrested after 'suspicious' death

Two men have been arrested after the death of a woman who was found at a house in Penygroes, near Caernarfon, on Monday.

The woman's body was found in Penygroes, near Caernarfon Credit: Google Maps

The death of the woman, who was known to be from the area, is being treated as suspicious.

She has not yet been formally identified, but a Home Office post mortem examination is due to begin on Tuesday morning. Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones has been notified.

Police say they are in the process of interviewing witnesses who heard a disturbance in the Llwyndu Road area on Monday, and want to hear from anyone who can help.

The men are currently being held at Caernarfon Police Station.


A497 closed both ways due to two vehicle accident

Credit: Google Maps

The A497 Ffordd Porthmadog (Portmadoc Road) is closed both ways due to an accident involving two vehicles.

Traffic is slow between Morannedd (Criccieth) and Tabor Lane (Pentrefelin).

The road is closed whilst the Air Ambulance is at the scene.

It's affecting journeys between Porthmadog and Pwllheli.

Emergency services say the road is likely to remain closed for some time.

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.

More: Mother with children in car 'three times over limit'

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.

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