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81-year-old is 'lucky to escape' from chip pan fire

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Firefighters are warning of the dangers of leaving cooking unattended, after an 81-year-old man in Mold had a lucky escape from a chip pan fire at his home.

Three fire crews were called to the property earlier this afternoon, after the man returned to his kitchen to find a chip pan alight.

Fortunately the man was uninjured by the incident, however, leaving a chip pan unattended for any length of time can have disastrous results as the oil can easily overheat and ignite – even the smallest distraction could lead to a fire in a matter of moments.

– Kevin Jones, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

The fire service are also reminding people of the importance of having working smoke alarms, after it was discovered there were no smoke alarms in the property.

They say everyone should have at least one working alarm on every level of their home, and that they should be checked regularly.

Five arrests made following 'serious' assault in Mold

Five arrests have been made following an assault in Mold yesterday evening.

The incident happened at an address in the Nant Garmon area of the town. Credit: PA

A 46-year-old man was left in a critical but stable condition after receiving serious injuries in the incident.

Those arrested were interviewed and have now been released on Police bail.

Enquiries into this incident are continuing.


Man hospitalised with serious injuries after assault in Mold

A 46-year-old man has been left in a critical but stable condition after receiving serious injuries in an assault in Mold yesterday evening.

North Wales Police are investigating the incident. Credit: PA

The incident happened at an address in the Nant Garmon area of the town.

North Wales Police have confirmed an investigation is underway and are appealing for information.

The male is believed to have been assaulted at an address in the Nant Garmon area of Mold. He sustained serious injuries as a result of the attack and he continues to receive treatment. I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward. An investigation into the circumstances continues and as a result there will be increased police activity in the Mold area throughout Friday, so the public should not be alarmed to see a number of officers in the area.

– Det Chief Inspector Neil Harrison, North Wales Police


Man dies after motorbike collides with car in Mold

A man has died after a crash involving a car and a motorbike in Mold.

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Crews were called just after 10am on Monday after reports of a collision on the A541 in Mynydd Isa near the junction of the A5118.

Sadly the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Police say the driver of the Ford Fiesta has been arrested after failing a roadside drugs swipe test. He remains in police custody.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact officers.

Flintshire drinking water affected as main bursts

A burst water main has affected drinking water supplies in the New Brighton area of Mold, Flintshire.

Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water has apologised for the inconvenience and said some customers may notice discolouration of their tap water when the the supply is restored.

A burst water main has affected drinking water supplies in the New Brighton area of Mold, Flintshire. Credit: PA

Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water are currently working to repair the burst main on the A5119 in New Brighton.

The road is closed in both directions and will be closed throughout the night.

Man killed in crash near Mold named

A man killed in a crash in Nannerch near Mold, which left two others in hospital, has been named.

The collision involved one vehicle and happened yesterday afternoon. Credit: Bing

28-year-old Jonathan Philip Yeardley, from Nannerch, was killed in the collision yesterday afternoon.

One man remains in hospital in Stoke and is in what's been described as a serious but stable condition.

Another who was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital with minor injuries has since been discharged.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident and urge anyone with information to call them on 101.

Police appeal after fatal collision near Mold

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a person was killed in a crash on the A541 Mold to Denbigh Road.

Police and ambulance services were made aware of the incident at around half 2 this afternoon.

The collision is believed to have involved one vehicle - a black coloured Volkswagen Golf.

Police officers and members of the ambulance service attended the incident at around 2:30 this afternoon, but one of the occupants of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

A further two people have been taken to hospital - one man transferred to Stoke Hospital with serious injuries and another to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, with what's thought to be minor injuries.

The road is currently closed but diversions have been put in place at Afon Wen and Lixum.

Anyone who was travelling on the road at the time and witnessed the collision is urged to call North Wales Police on 101.

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