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Fatal fire in Rhyl workshop 'unexplained'

Police investigating a fatal fire at a workshop in Rhyl say they're treating it as 'unexplained'.

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An investigation is underway after a body was found at the building on Vale Road in Rhyl following the fire yesterday afternoon.

Police say they are trying to establish the cause of the fire, but that there is nothing to suggest it is suspicious.

North Wales Police and the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are continuing with the work to establish the cause of the fire and the identity of the deceased.

– North Wales Police

Body found following fire at workshop in Rhyl

A body has been found following a fire at a workshop in Rhyl earlier this afternoon.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the scene of a fire at a workshop on Vale Road in Rhyl at 16.57hrs.

Residents in the local area were evacuated and a body was later found on the premises.

A full investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.


Police renew appeal to find missing Rhyl man

Brian Roberts usually attends his local post office daily, but hasn't been seen since last Thursday. Credit: Family Photo

North Wales Police is re-appealing for help to find a man reported missing from his home in Rhyl.

62-year-old Brian Roberts was last in Parc Esmor in the town last Thursday morning. He usually attends the post office on Churton Road every day, but hasn't been in since last Wednesday (October 28th). Mr Roberts is of medium build with grey hair and blue eyes. He's known to have links to the Prestatyn and Anglesey areas.

Anyone who has seen Mr Robert is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 14286.

Family 'lucky to escape with their lives' after fire

A family are 'lucky to escape with their lives' after a fire at their home.

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Fire chiefs stressed the importance of working fire alarms after a mother, her six children and one grandchild escaped the fire at their home in Rhyl.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

A 40-year-old woman had minor burns to her hand and the family were all treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital for a check-up.

They were watching TV when one of the children smelled smoke and it was discovered a bed in a downstairs bedroom was alight.


Police arrest two in cannabis raid at Rhyl

Police have arrested two people and seized cannabis plants after raiding a home in Rhyl on Tuesday morning.

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North Wales Police say they took a quality of cannabis plants being cultivated at the premises at West Parade. A local man and woman, both in their 40’s, have been arrested

Our enquiries continue but we are obviously eager to hear from anyone who has any information about the supply of controlled drugs in Rhyl.

Let’s work together to clear our communities of those who pedal this menace

– Sergeant Kalum Davies at Rhyl Police Station

North Wales coast search for missing fisherman

An extensive search is under way for a fisherman who had been out fishing from Colwyn Bay since Tuesday night in his 24 feet fishing boat.

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A concerned relative called the Coastguard Operations Centre this morning to report that the vessel had not returned as expected. He had not been heard from since 23:30 last night.

We are fearful that this fisherman may have entered the water overnight. Nevertheless the search is ongoing.

– UK Coastguard Controller Graham Clark

The RNLI says four lifeboats - two from Rhyl and two from Llandudno - have been at sea for several hours in the search.

The helicopter was scrambled just before mid-day to search the coastline between the Great Orme and Rhyl.

Two men rescued off Rhyl

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The RNLI says two men were rescued yesterday evening off Rhyl.

One was holding onto to an inflatable dinghy and the other was swimming to shore but making no progress.

It says they were picked up and taken ashore and given a medical check-up along with some sea safety advice.

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