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Llandudno schoolboy gives up Christmas to help Syrian refugees

A schoolboy from Llandudno won't spend Christmas with his friends this year because he's heading to Greece to help out in refugee camps.

Jack Harley-Walsh is spending his holiday bringing supplies to families on the Greece-Macedonia border.

Watch the report by Aminah Jagne below:

Elderly man sustains 'life threatening injuries' in collision

Police officers were called to Nevill Crescent shortly after 10pm last night. Credit: PA Images

An 80-year-old man has sustained "serious life threatening injuries" after a collision in Llandudno last night.

Emergency services were called to Nevill Crescent shortly after 10pm after reports that an elderly man had been in a collision with a vehicle.

The elderly man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor but has since been transferred to a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police are appealing to anybody who may have been in the area at the time to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101 and quote S188180.


Family concerned for missing 45 year-old man

North Wales Police says there are increasing concerns for a 45 year-old missing man.

Credit: North Wales Police

Stephen Joseph Bellew has not been seen since October 31st and was reported missing after he failed to attend a family event.

He was last seen in the Llandudno area but he may have visited Bangor during early November.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 14455.

Man tried to rob post office after losing his job

A man has been jailed for 28 months for taking a kitchen knife and trying to rob a rural post office as he and his family faced financial difficulties.

The court heard Nigel Edwards was weighed down by the loss of his job and the threat of eviction. Credit: North Wales Police

Nigel Edwards armed himself with a six-inch knife and tried to rob the store in Talybont near Conwy, but when the postmaster grabbed him by the wrist Edwards muttered "I'm sorry".

Edwards, of Gwel yr Afon, Llandudno Junction was jailed for 28 months after pleading guilty to attempted robbery and having a knife.

The judge at Caernarfon Crown Court said there must have been "something akin to a breakdown to have behaved in this seriously criminal way after an existence of 48 years of blameless living."

Edwards had told police : "It was me, I'm sorry. Tell my missus I'm sorry, we're in so much mess, that's why I've done that."

Teenage strip search: Two officers disciplined

Two North Wales police officers have been disciplined following complaints about the strip search of a 15 year-old boy, without the presence of an appropriate adult.

Llandudno police station Credit: Google Street View

John Drew was detained by North Wales police in May 2012 under the Misuse of Drugs Act. He was strip searched at Llandudno police station, and later released without further action. The incident prompted a complaint from the boy's family.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) decided today that both police constables had a case to answer for misconduct, since no appropriate adult was present or notified that the strip-search was going to take place.

North Wales Police say that they have now put in place a number of measures around ‘stop and search’, including intimate searches in custody, to ensure that such searches are carried out in a 'lawful and proportionate manner'.

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