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'Arrogant' ex-Anglesey councillor jailed for shining torch at RAF jets

Former council housing official turned businessman John Arthur Jones, 66, was this afternoon branded 'profoundly' arrogant by a crown court judge and jailed for 18 months.

John Arthur Jones has been jailed for 18 months Credit: North Wales Police

Jones was said to be on a mission against the RAF in a bid to get the jets to stop flying above his home at Plas Cefni on a 100-year-old airstrip at RAF Mona.

When he failed to persuade them the prosecution at Mold Crown Court claimed that he took the law into his own hands, and shone a powerful light at the fast jets while pilots were being trained in night flying for front line combat.

That could have had devastating consequences causing disorientation and the loss of night vision. One young pilot was flying solo for the first time when he was blinded.

“You possess an abundance of self belief in your own ability to achieve things, which transcends all reason and which is born out of profound arrogance. “The consequences could have been devastating. Your conduct became a campaign over a long period of time.”

– Judge Geraint Walters,

Throughout the investigation and trial, he has shown no remorse for his actions or recognition of the potential dangers and implications to not only the RAF personnel but also the wider community.

– Det Serg Chris Hargrave, North Wales Police

Police appeal after man dies in crash

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died Credit: ITV News

He collided with a stationary car on Newbridge Road in Wrexham at around 3pm. He was airlifted to hospital in Stoke but later died of his injuries.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or to anybody who may have seen the motorcycle being ridden prior to the collision to contact us.”

– Sgt Jane Thomas, North Wales Police

Anybody with information should contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference number U140596.


Two new recruits for North Wales Police

Diesel (left) is ten weeks old. Luna is eight weeks old. Credit: North Wales Police

North Wales Police have welcomed two new puppies to the force Dog section.

Diesel was also bred in Scotland specifically for police work.

His name was chosen by fans of the North Wales Police K9 Cops Facebook page and has been named after the police dog who died during the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Luna, named after a Harry Potter character ,joins the North Wales Police Dog Section which currently has 17 dogs.

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
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