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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.

West Parade at Rhyl. Credit: Google Street View

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.


Inquest due into death of teenager who overdosed

An inquest is due to begin into the death of a teenager who died after taking an overdose of her father's medication.

Laura Newlands was found dead at her home in Rhyl in 2011 Credit: Family Photo

Laura Newlands, from Rhyl in north Wales, had expressed suicidal thoughts to a number of professionals including school counsellors, doctors and social workers. She died in 2011.

This has been an incredibly difficult time for the family who understandably have many questions surrounding the events leading up to Laura's death.

We hope that the inquest into her death will be able to provide them with some answers.

– Fiona McGhie, Irwin Mitchell

At a pre-inquest hearing in February it was agreed to hold a full four-day inquest and call witnesses including school staff and social workers.

Police investigate after dog-walker seriously assaulted

Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old man was assaulted whilst walking his dog. He was left with serious injuries.

The incident happened at 10.30am on Thursday March 19th Credit: ITV News

The incident happened near Marine Lake in Rhyl, around 10.30am, on Thursday March 19th.

The offender is thought to be in his fifties, and around six foot, with short cropped grey hair.

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

The victim was walking his dog on the Cob at Marine Lake when it started fighting with another dog, a black Staffordshire bull terrier.

The victim has attempted to part the dogs when the other dog owner has attacked the man inflicting serious injury.

– Investigating Officer PC Kirsty Colegate

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
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