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Police appeal after pensioner mugged in broad daylight

The pensioner was walking along Churton Road towards the Post Office Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after an elderly man was mugged in broad daylight.

The man, in his seventies, was walking along Churton Road in Rhyl at around 8.40am Tuesday morning, when he was approached by two young men, who stole money from him.

He was left shaken but unharmed.

Police with sniffer dogs are currently searching the area, and are carrying out house to house inquiries.

It is possible that people may have passing the area at around the time of the incident and we are keen for those individuals to come forward and speak to us at St Asaph CID. Similarly, we’d like to hear from anyone who saw two males fleeing from the area or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity prior to the incident to again call us on 101.

– Detective Inspector Michael Isaacs, St Asaph CID

Investigations continue after boy 'approached' in Llandudno

The boy was approached as he left the ASDA store in Llandudno Credit: PA

Police investigating an incident outside an ASDA store in Llandudno, where a boy was approached by a man, are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

It happened at around 8pm on Saturday March 28th, as the eight-year-old was leaving the store.

The man is described as around 50 years old, and thin. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black trousers and a black walking jacket.

Officers says the man, possibly accompanied by a second, approached the boy as he made his way from the store entrance to the car park.

After the incident the boy ran to the car where his grandfather was waiting for him and the matter was subsequently reported to police

We remain keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time. A number of inquiries have been made, contact has been made with local businesses and residential properties in the area, CCTV footage is being viewed and I appeal to anyone who was in the area or who used the store at around the time to come forward and speak to us.

From our inquiries we believe that there were two separate groups of youngsters outside the store on their bikes at the time. We don't believe they are involved in any way, however it's possible that they may have seen something or have information which could assist us with our inquiries and we are therefore keen for them to get in touch. We understand that one of the groups approached the store on their bikes from the Oxford Road area.

– Detective Inspector Michael Isaacs, St Asaph CID

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Wales weather: Yellow Warning of wind for parts of North Wales

A Yellow Warning of wind is in place for parts of North Wales Credit: Met Office

Many parts of North Wales are covered by a weather warning of wind today.

The 'Be Aware' warning covers Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Anglesey, Wrexham, Gwynedd and Powys and is in force until 7 o'clock this evening.

It is expected that wind speeds will reach between 50 and 60mph in many of these parts during the afternoon.

According to the Met Office gusts of 97mph were recorded last night in Capel Curig in Conwy.

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Poll puts health as voters' greatest concern

People were asked to name the most important issues facing the country Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Welsh voters seem in no doubt that health the is the most important political issue at the moment, according to a YouGov poll for ITV Cymru Wales. Concerns about the NHS are likely to have a big impact on how people vote in the Westminster election, although it's the responsibility of the Welsh Government.

People were asked to name the most important issues facing the country. Here's their top four:

  • Health 52%
  • Immigration & Asylum 49%
  • The Economy 46%
  • Welfare benefits 27%

Next, they were asked what were the most important issues facing them and their families, producing a rather different top four concerns:

  • Health 47%
  • The Economy 39%
  • Pensions 27%
  • Welfare benefits 20%

Immigration came sixth on 18%, just behind tax on 19%. In general, supporters of all parties broadly agreed about the issues facing the country and themselves. The notable exception was UKIP supporters. 85% of them listed immigration as an issue for the country, more than twice as many as picked any other issue.

50% of UKIP voters also saw immigration as an issue for themselves and their families, again making it their main concern.

  • People could pick up to three issues in response to each question.
  • Poll for ITV Cymru Wales and the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University.
  • YouGov poll 24-27 March. Sample of 1189 Welsh adults.
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