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Local man and woman arrested after Penygroes baby death

North Wales Police have confirmed that a man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault following the death of a baby girl.

Police were called to a home in Penygroes on Monday morning. Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to a home in Penygroes, Gwynedd in the early hours of Monday morning. A baby girl was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor where she died.

A post-mortem has been carried out and the cause of death is currently unknown. The man and woman, from the local area are currently being questioned.

Police investigate 'unexplained death' of baby girl

Police have launched an investigation following the 'unexplained death' of a baby.

Police are investigating the 'unexplained death' of a baby Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Emergency services were called to a home in Penygroes, Gwynedd just before 4.45am on Monday. A baby girl was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor where she died.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they had taken a baby girl to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. A spokeswoman 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."

Police enquiries are ongoing and an inquest has been opened.


Man arrested after woman seriously injured in crash

The crash happened on the A496 between Barmouth and Llanaber last night. Credit: Google Maps

A man's been arrested after a crash in Gwynedd which left a woman with severe leg injuries.

The woman, from Birmingham, was one of two pedestrians hit by a blue Suzuki Vitara car on the A496 in Llanaber, just north of Barmouth, shortly after 6.35pm last night. She was airlifted to hospital in Stoke.

The 62-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

North Wales Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101 quoting reference number RC15118203.

Gwynedd village pays tribute to Lawrence of Arabia

This is the theatrical release poster from 1962 Credit: Howard Terpning

A village in Gwynedd is commemorating the death of its most famous son, eighty years ago today.

Thomas Edward Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died in a motorbike accident in Dorset in 1935, but he was born in Tremadog in 1888.

He gained notoriety leading the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in the First World War.

Today Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE will unveil a plaque in his name.

Funds are also being raised for a bronze sculpture of Lawrence.

Small versions of the bronze statue will be available to view at the unveiling Credit: Snowdon Lodge

Tribute to 27-year-old following road traffic death

The family of man who died in a road traffic incident in Gwynedd over the weekend have paid tribute to their son.

Dafydd Tudur worked as a solicitor in Bangor. Credit: North Wales Police / Family Photo

Dafydd Tudur died following a traffic collision on the A487 near Felinheli on Sunday, 22 March.

The 27-year-old was originally from Rhandir, Morfa Nefyn and lived at Ger y Nant, Felinheli. He was a former pupil of Ysgol Morfa Nefyn, Botwnnog and Coleg Meirion Dwyfor. He studied Law at Aberystwyth University and worked as a solicitor at Tudur Owen Roberts Glynne & Co in Bangor.

This has been a huge shock to us all. There will be a huge gap in our family after Dafydd Tudur, but we also give thanks for twenty seven wonderful years full of happiness that we had with him.”

– Father of Dafydd Tudur

Pedestrian killed in Gwynedd bypass collision named

A pedestrian killed in a collision with a car on the A487 Felinheli bypass in Gwynedd has been named as Dafydd Tudur.

He was 27 and from Morfa Nefyn on the Lleyn Peninsula.

The collision happened on the A487, between Bangor and Caernarfon, at around 3am.

North Wales Police is appealing for witnesses who saw him walking along the road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Three people in the car were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Pedestrian killed in collision with car on Gwynedd bypass

A pedestrian has died after a collision with a car on the A487 Felinheli bypass in Gwynedd in the early hours of this morning.

Three people from the car were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, with what are believed to be minor injuries.

The incident happened at around 3am this morning. The road was closed and re-opened at 10am this morning.

North Wales Police says the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and is now appealing for witnesses.

We are appealing to anybody who may have seen a pedestrian walking along the A487 prior to the collision to come forward. Anybody who may have information should contact North Wales Police on 101.

– Sergeant Tony Gatley, North Wales Police

'Lesson to be learnt' from double killing tragedy

A review into the events leading up to a father killing his wife and two year-old son has concluded there are lessons to be learnt.

Suzanne Jones and her son William died at the family home. Credit: North Wales Police

Suzanne Jones and her son William died at the family home near Tremadog in Gwynedd in 2012.

42-year-old David Wyn Jones was indefinitely detained in a secure hospital after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Caernarfon Crown Court.

The court heard that Jones was mentally ill and suffering from delusions. He thought his son William was the devil, and stabbed and strangled his wife Suzanne as she tried to defend her son.

David Wyn Jones Credit: North Wales Police

Today a Serious Case Review carried out by Gwynedd & Anglesey Community Safety Partnership and the Gwynedd & Anglesey Local Safeguarding Children Board concluded that:

While the outcome may not have been different, if there had been a more rigorous, assessment of the children’s needs, of the impact of the parental mental health on the father’s parenting capacity..., a more rigorous sharing of information,.. the question of whether the tragedy could have been avoided may have been easier to answer.

– Report Conclusion

The Serious Case Review concluded that "that there are lessons to be learnt" and one should be that the relevant authorities develop and implement a standardised approach to risk assessment.

Man jailed for grooming teenage girls on internet

A pervert who befriended young schoolgirls over the Internet by pretending to be a teen himself has been locked up for six years.

Police found films of a hundred different girls at Dorr's home. Credit: North Wales Police

Liam Dorr, 29, groomed them and entered into intimate relationships with them – flattering and complimenting them to such an extent that they agreed to send photographs of themselves to him, some in sexual poses.

Mold Crown Court heard Dorr used false names and details and persuaded a schoolgirl to speak to him over a webcam – but said his camera was not working so she could not see him.

He secretly recorded her indulging in a sex act – and later posted a video and photograph of her on a salacious web site.

Police were able to track him down through an old mobile phone number and when they examined his computer equipment at his home at Plas Edwards, Tywyn near Aberystwyth in Mid Wales they found found that he had been chatting and filming other girls as well over a number of years.

Officers discovered images of up to 100 different girls on his computers and he was found to have more than 300 movies.

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