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Man arrested after police incident in Prestatyn

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of illegally held firearms following an incident in Prestatyn.

Police were called to an address in Russell Drive at 3pm this afternoon.

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A thorough search of the property, which is currently under renovation, has been taking place this afternoon and this evening and a cordon has been put in place which we hope to release soon.

– Chief Inspector Paul Joyce, North Wales Police

Police say the man is local to the area and is currently in custody at St Asaph awaiting questioning.

Officers also expressed their thanks to local residents for their patience and cooperation.

'Ongoing police incident' in Prestatyn

North Wales Police say officers are dealing with an 'ongoing incident' in Prestatyn.

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A cordon is in place in Russell Drive, close to Prestatyn Holiday Park.

Police added there is no cause for concern and thanked the public for their co-operation.


Police find body of man missing from Prestatyn

Police say they have found the body of Timothy Edwards, who was reported missing from Prestatyn earlier this month, in the Lake District.

Timothy Edwards was reported missing from Prestatyn on April 1st. Credit: North Wales Police / Family Photo

Mr Edwards's body was found in Crummock Water last Friday.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner has been informed.


Landlord jailed for not taking fire safety precautions

A fireman who was the landlord of a house in which a couple and three children were killed by an arsonist, has been jailed for failing to take fire safety precautions.

Jay Brenton Liptrot was sentenced to 15 months in jail. Credit: ITV News

Jay Liptrot, 43, from Prestatyn accepted that he placed Lee-Anna Shiers, her partner Liam Timbrell and their son, niece and nephew, who were staying the night, at risk of death.

The prosecution at Caernarfon Crown Court accepted the plea earlier this week. Today he was jailed for 15 months.

North Wales Police acknowledge and respect the Courts decision today on what has been a complex investigation and emotional court case. The family attending court has taken some comfort from the guilty plea.

– Detective Sergeant Dewi Jones

North Wales Fire and Rescue said Liptrot is a part time firefighter at Prestatyn and in light of this incident it was introducing a policy which requires staff to declare any conflict of interest, such as being a landlord.

Arrest warrant for man who stole £9,000 of perfume

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who stole perfume worth £9,000 from a Boots store by loading it into a wheelie bin.

Lee Hollender failed to appear at court today. Credit: Bellis

Lee Hollender, 39, first smashed the front window of the store in Prestatyn with a breeze block in August.

Once inside he shattered cabinets with a hammer and loaded the contents into the bin.

Hollender, a father-of-eight of Chinley Grove, Birmingham, who’d been on a caravan holiday, was caught after he’d cut himself in the store and his blood identified him.

Magistrates at Llandudno had granted bail after he pleaded guilty to burglary, and sent him to the crown court for sentence. When he failed to arrive at Caernarfon court today a warrant was issued.

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