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Organisers cancel beach party after police request

Police say the beach party at Talacre was planned for July 5th Credit:

A beach party aimed at attracting thousands of revellers has been cancelled after North Wales Police warned the organisers the event was illegal.

Officers and coastal rangers said they were responding to reports of a party on the sand dunes and beach at Talacre in Flintshire for July 5th.

North Wales Police say they visited the organisers and "strongly advised them that such an event would be illegal and that they would be held responsible".

The organisers have now cancelled the event.

Sergeant John Williams said, “We will deal positively to reports of any large groups gathering on Talacre beach, which is likely to cause serious upset in the community. This area is a natural habitat for wildlife and the fines involved for damage range up to £20,000.

“We have powers to seize vehicles and sound equipment and would do so if necessary. We have now been informed by the organisers that the event has been cancelled.”

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.

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