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Fireman appears in court charged with manslaughter

Jay Brenton Liptrot arriving at court this morning Credit: ITV Wales

A fireman landlord who owned the house in which five people died in an arson attack appeared in court at Prestatyn today accused of their manslaughter through gross negligence.

Jay Brenton Liptrot, 43, owned the property at Maes y Groes, Prestatyn.

In October 2012 a fire resulted in the deaths of Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, partner Liam Timbrell, 23, their son Charlie, 15 months, and Miss Shiers’s nephew Bailey, four, and niece Skye, two.

Liptrot, of Gronant Road, Prestatyn, was bailed by magistrates to appear before Mold crown court next Friday.

Two die after collision in Wrexham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in the Abenbury area of Wrexham involving a bus and a car in which two people died and three others were injured.

The incident happened in the Abenbury area. Credit: Bing

It happened yesterday afternoon on Cefn Road.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact members of the Roads Policing Unit at Deeside on 101 quoting reference number S057584.

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