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Police appeal for help to trace teenagers last seen in Wrexham

15-year-old Jordan Hogan (left) and 17-year-old Stephen Atkins (right) have not been seen since Monday. Credit: North Wales Police

Police are appealing for help to trace two teenagers last seen close to Wrexham railway station on Monday November 17 at about 6pm. Stephen Atkins aged 17 and Jordan Hogan aged 15 may be in the Rhyl area.

Stephen is described as a white about 5’9” tall with short brown hair and of slim build. He was wearing a blue jacket and dark blue or black jeans.

Jordan is described as a white also about 5’9” tall with short brown hair and of slim build. He was wearing a faded red T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms with blue Adidas trainers.

If anyone has information about their whereabouts please call police on 101.


Police seek missing person in Snowdonia

New DNA techniques helping with unsolved cases

Advances in DNA technology are being used to help solve what happened to Priscilla Berry.

Detectives are using advances in DNA technology to try and identify human remains discovered in North Wales in the last 50 years.

Under Operation Orchid, officers say they hope to bring closure to families who have lived with uncertainty for a long time.

Criminality is not suspected in any of the cases.

One mystery dates back to January 1980, when female human remains were recovered from the sea 15 miles off Llandudno and were interred at a local cemetery.

Police inquiries with the National Missing Persons Bureau have identified a possible match with 39-year-old Priscilla Berry, possibly of the maiden name Sturgess.

She went missing from her home in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, in June 1978.

It is now possible to link close family members such as siblings or children through DNA. If we can locate a brother, sister or child of Mrs Berry we can take a DNA sample to compare to the remains.

Although Mrs Berry went missing over 35 years ago, we believe it is still important for her family to know what became of their relative - and we will do all we can to help.

It is by no means certain that the remains are those of Mrs Berry, but the proposed tests should provide a definitive answer.

We are therefore appealing to anyone who is related to Priscilla Berry or knows any of her family members to contact North Wales Police.

– Detective Constable Don Kenyon

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
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