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Two bikers killed in Flintshire crash

The crash happened at around 12.50pm

Two motorcyclists have been killed and five people injured in a crash in north Wales.

The collision - involving a car and six bikers - happened on the A5104 between Pontblyddyn and Penyffordd in Flintshire at around 12.50pm today.

North Wales Police says two bikers died at the scene. The other bikers and the driver of the car were taken to hospital for treatment. The road is closed while investigations take place.


Girl, 8, reported missing in Buckley

North Wales Police is appealing for information after an eight-year-old girl was reported missing in Buckley.

Keira Davies was last seen in the Padeswood Road area at around 2.45pm.

Keira Davies is described as tall for her age with long brown curly hair. She is wearing purple, yellow and pink leggings, a white top with a tiger on it and silver sparkly shoes.

I would ask anyone who may have seen Keira to contact me on 101 quoting incident reference number R078697.

– Inspector Johnathan Bowcott, North Wales Police


Victim: Scoutmaster 'destroyed my life, stole my soul'

One of the victims of former Flintshire scoutmaster Martyn Tucker chose to read out his own victim statement at Mold Crown Court today, before Tucker was sentenced.

He said:

I was 12-13 years of age, and he destroyed my life. Looking back, I never had a chance.

This man stole my soul and set me on a path of self-hatred and self-destruction that still exists to this day.

I live in a kind of fog. I had my future stolen from me - I could never hope to a wife and kids.

– Victim of Martyn Tucker

Ex-scoutmaster given 12 years in prison for sex offences

A former scoutmaster has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, after admitting 26 sex offences against boys during the 1960s and 1970s - some of which were committed in Flintshire.

Martyn Tucker, 68 and from Chester, was also ordered to register with the police as a sex offender, at Mold Crown Court today.

North Wales Police said that Martyn Tucker had abused his position of trust. Credit: North Wales Police

Last week, he admitted 12 charges of indecent assault, nine charges of indecency with a child, and five charges another illegal sexual act.

The offences date from 1968 to 1978 when he worked as a scoutmaster in Flintshire, Cheshire and elsewhere.

Police appeal after Dolgellau explosion

Police were called to Fro Heulog in Dolgellau on Sunday evening

North Wales Police is appealing for information after a man was injured in an explosion in Dolgellau.

The incident happened in the rear yard of a property at Fro Heulog on Sunday evening.

The occupant of the property suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries, and is being treated at a specialist unit in Stoke. Forensic investigations are continuing at the property.

DCI Iestyn Davies said: "The investigation is at an early stage and we are working with specialists to try and identify the cause of this explosion. Minor damage was caused to items in the rear yard of the property, but no damage was caused to adjoining buildings.

"This is very much an isolated incident but I would welcome any information from the public in Dolgellau about what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101.

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