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Body search in historical murder probe suspended

The search for an unidentified body buried in forestry at Nant-y-Ffrith on the outskirts of Bwlchgwyn near Wrexham has been suspended.

Detectives hoping more information from the public may help them identify a more specific location in the large expanse of forestry.

The search, which started on the 19th May, involved specialist ‘cadaver’ Police Dogs, Police search team specialists & forensic experts.

Despite our best efforts we have to date been unsuccessful in locating any human remains and so the search has been suspended pending further information and intelligence from the public.

The investigation however continues and we are now asking the public to help us identify who the unidentified man may be. From enquiries conducted we believe the person buried is an adult male from the Wrexham area whose first name is Nathan or Michael.

Do you know a Nathan or Michael from the Wrexham area who you’ve had no contact with or not seen in the last five years? If so please call our investigation team and help us piece this together.

– DCI Neil Harrison, Wrexham CID


Police investigate collision involving a pedestrian near Wrexham

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Police are investigating what they say is a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian which took place at around midnight on the A534 Llan-y-Pwll near Wrexham.

They are appealing for witnesses.

It is expected the A534 will remain closed for the remainder of the morning which will cause 'significant' road disruption in the area.

Police are asking motorists to bear this in mind when making travel plans this morning.

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


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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