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Meet North Wales Police's latest recruit: Vader

Credit: North Wales Police

This German Shepherd puppy is now part of the force's crime fighting canine team.

14-week-old Vader was donated by a local breeder.

He will undergo a 20-week training programme when he’s aged 12 to 18 months old. We have already introduced him to various places and experiences where he’s becoming accustomed to different noises, surfaces and people.”

He also featured in our display at the recent North Wales Police Open Day at Police Headquarters and it’s safe to say that he got a lot of attention

– Sergeant Howard Watts, North Wales Police

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Woman dies following serious collision

North Wales Police say a woman has died following a collision near Betws-y-Coed.

The woman, who was aged in her 70’s, was a passenger on a motorcycle which was in collision with a Nissan Qashqai yesterday on the A470.

The male rider remains in a serious condition in Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses, and are particularly keen to trace the driver of a white coloured vehicle who may have witnessed the collision.

The A470 re-opened shortly before 7pm and I would like to thank local residents and members of the public for their patience.

Anyone who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit based at Llandegai on 101, quoting reference number S152191.

– Sergeant Jason Diamond, North Wales Police

Man arrested after post office robbery at Conwy

A man is in police custody following a robbery on a Post Office in Conwy.

A man was arrested following a robbery at this post office Credit: Google street view

North Wales Police say they were called to the scene at around 3:30pm on Conway Road, Talybont and a man was arrested.

I would like to reassure the public that offences of this nature are unusual for the West Conwy area, albeit there was an unrelated similar offence in Llandudno two weeks ago where a man was arrested, charged and put before the courts.

– Detective Inspector Michael Isaacs

Parents bailed after baby death

North Wales Police have arrested and bailed a man and woman on suspicion of assault following the death of a baby girl in Penygroes, Gwynedd. The baby's death is so far "unexplained", police say.

Police have bailed a man and woman from Penygroes Credit: Google street view

The ambulance service contacted police at 04.42am on Monday morning to say a baby girl had been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, where she sadly died. The couple - both from the local area - have now been released on bail.

Yesterday a spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service 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."

The baby's body has been taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, for examination by forensic and paediatric pathologists and further tests.

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.

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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.

Missing woman: police appeal

Police say they are "concerned" about a woman who has been missing for three weeks. They are appealing for help finding her.

Marilyn Smith was last seen in Bangor three weeks ago Credit: NWP

Marilyn Smith, 56, was last seen in Bangor on Tuesday, July 28. She is described as Afro-Caribbean with black hair.

Initially we believed that she may have booked into a B&B in the area, however our enquires carried out so far have failed to find her. I would urge anybody who may have information to contact us. Equally I am appealing for Marilyn to make contact with us to let us know she is safe and well.

– Pc Joanna Clark, Bangor Police

Anybody who may have seen Marilyn can contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 13668.

Man indecently exposes himself to woman and daughter - police appeal

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a mother and her teenage daughter.

A man indecently exposed himself on this street in Bangor Credit: Google street view

Officers are issuing an appeal for information after a man was seen to be indecently exposing himself in a car in Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor yesterday.

At approximately 12:30pm a woman and her teenage daughter were walking along Penrhos Road in Bangor. A man parked in a car nearby indecently exposed himself. He then sped off in his car - a black Ford Focus.

Police say the man was aged in his late 20s to early 30s with black medium-length hair. He was of medium build and was wearing a black t shirt and possibly khaki coloured trousers.

Police were alerted and officers carried out house to house enquiries in the area.

Anybody with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number S125364.

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