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'Small controlled explosion' in Amlwch area

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North Wales Police say a search warrant was conducted in the Amlwch area of Anglesey on Tuesday. It was carried out with the National Maritime Agency and English Heritage and Royal Logistic Corps of the British Army and was in relation to 'the appropriation and retention of maritime articles and war artefacts'.

Officers say a small controlled explosion was carried out as a result. Another property of interest was identified in the Bangor area and searches are currently being conducted with the consent of the owners.

No-one has been arrested and searches and enquiries by all agencies involved are set to continue over the coming days.

This was an intelligence driven operation conducted with other agencies to recover items removed inappropriately from military and commercial ship wrecks across the United Kingdom.

I can confirm a small controlled explosion was conducted late on Tuesday the 5th of September with the cooperation of a local farmer, to destroy a small number of items of ordinance recovered during our searches.

I would like to reassure residents of Anglesey that these items posed no risk to local communities and were appropriately dealt with by the military personnel present in support of this operation.

– Chief Inspector Mark Armstrong, North Wales Police

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Wrexham man jailed for child sex offences

42 year old Daniel John Sanders was sentenced at Mold Crown Court. Credit: North Wales Police

A 42 year old man from Wrexham has been jailed for sexual offences involving a child.

Former tennis coach Daniel John Sanders was sentenced at Mold Crown Court to six years in prison.

Sanders criminally abused his position of trust and has rightly been sentenced to six years in prison.

North Wales Police will vigorously pursue those who commit such offences and put them before the courts.

– DS Jane Bowyer Jones, North Wales Police

Tyres checked in Connah's Quay operation

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If you are commuting into work this morning you may want to check your tyres before you set off. These are pictures taken by North Wales Police in an operation in Connah's Quay.

It’s really quite frightening that some drivers are using their vehicles with tyres in a dangerous condition. Defective tyres reduce braking time and cause skidding and motorists need to check their tyres regularly, and not just rely on their annual MOT tests to pick up problems. It is essential that drivers are aware that it is their responsibility to ensure that the vehicle they are using is road legal before commencing a journey.

– Sergeant Stephen Richards, Roads Policing Unit

Man arrested and another in hospital after Rhyl 'family feud'

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A man has been arrested and another hospitalised after a 'family feud' in Rhyl on Friday morning.

North Wales Police say the incident in Sandringham Avenue involved the use of a weapon.

An incident between two family members was reported to North Wales Police this morning, where a male had received an injury requiring medical treatment. A second man was detained soon after and remains in custody whilst enquires are being progressed.

It is a concern that the incident involved the use of a weapon, which had been obtained from with their home address.

This appears to have been a family feud which resulted in one man receiving an injury to his arm. I would like thank those members of the community who provided assistance to the injured man and for their support today.

– Det Chief Insp Neil Harrison, North Wales Police

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Police investigate 'serious sexual assault' on Connah's Quay coastal path

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North Wales Police are investigating after a 'serious sexual assault' on the coastal path in Connah's Quay on Monday.

A woman was attacked by a man as she walked along the section of the path which runs parallel to Dee View Road in Connah's Quay.

The suspect is thought to be 19 years old and has been described as of medium build with dark brown curly hair.

Sometime between 3pm and 5pm last Monday 24th April a woman was attacked whilst walking on the coastal path in Connah's Quay and subjected to a serious sexual assault. The location of the attack is part of the coastal path which runs parallel to Dee View Road in Connah's Quay. At this time we are unable to provide any detailed description of her assailant but we are hoping to trace a potential witness who was seen in the area at the time. This person is described as a white male, approx. 19 years old of medium build with mid to dark brown curly hair (described as similar in styles to ‘curtains’) which is chin length. He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and trainers.

We are supporting the victim through this very difficult time and for her, and for the local communities sake we are determined to identify and arrest this man as soon as possible and so I’d appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious person or behaviour, or indeed knows who may be responsible to contact Police.

– Det Inspector Eryl Roberts, North Wales Police

A55 police chase crash referred to IPCC

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A police chase which led to a BMW convertible crashing has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The incident which took place between St Asaph and St George near Abergael, occurred at around midday on Saturday and closed the A55 for much of the day.

The driver is said to be in a stable condition in Stoke hospital.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience following yesterday’s collision and road closure. This was a serious incident which required a full and thorough investigation and we apologise for the inconvenience caused to those travelling along the A55 during this time.

We would like to thank those people who have already come forward with information, but officers are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen the silver BMW convertible being driven from the Bodelwyddan area to the A55 prior to the incident.

– Supt Jane Banhamm, North Wales Police
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