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Man charged in Penygroes murder investigation

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a young mother.

The body of Emma Baum, 22, was found at a property in Penygroes on Monday 18 July.

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David Nicholas Davies from Trefor, Caernarfon will appear before Caernarfon Magistrates tomorrow morning.

Despite an individual being charged with murder, increased police presence in the village will continue to provide reassurance and a point of contact for anyone to provide further information.

"Detectives from the Investigation Team will also continue to conduct enquiries locally and I’d reiterate my appeal that should anyone have any information that will help us fully understand the sequence of events that led to the discovery of Emma’s body, then I’d ask they contact Police.”

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies, North Wales Police

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Have you seen this missing teenager?

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing teenager from Llanfairfechan.

16-year-old Saxon Cowley is described as 5ft 5', very thin with fair/mousy brown hair.

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She is believed to be in the Colwyn Bay area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Union 'encouraged' after Business Secretary visit to Port Talbot

The new Business Secretary has met workers at Port Talbot steel plant which still has doubts over its long-term future.

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Steel giant Tata has halted plans to sell the huge site and is working on keeping its UK business as part of a joint venture with German conglomerate Thyssen Krupp.

Greg Clark, the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited the Port Talbot works yesterday and met workers and union officials.

I am encouraged that Greg Clark has met with steelworkers in his first week on the job. He will have left today in no doubt that Community will keep the pressure on this Government to keep their promises to protect the steel industry.The new Secretary of State clearly understands the scale of the challenge still facing the industry, but his words to steelworkers today must be followed by firm actions to help save their jobs. By visiting Port Talbot, he will have seen first-hand that the highly skilled workforce is the foundation on which any success for this industry will be built.

– Roy Rickhuss, Community union

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Road closed after serious accident near Pwllheli

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

It happened on the A499 on the outskirts of Pwllheli at around 3.45pm this afternoon between a silver Volkswagen Polo and white Ford Transit van.

Traffic is seen building around the area Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services were called and two people have been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with injuries believed to be serious.

The A499 is currently closed between B4354 (Y Ffor Crossroads) and B4417 (Llanaelhaearn Roundabout) whilst the investigation continues and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.

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