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Man who went on smashing spree handed massive fine

A man who went on an early morning window smashing spree in the town centre of Rhyl was high on drink and drugs, a court has heard.

Johnathon Harrison, 27, left court with a fine of £6,671 after pleading guilty to eight charges of causing criminal damage.

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Harrison must pay the money to the establishments involved – the Queen’s Restaurant, Subway, McDonald’s, Greggs, Age Cymru, Poundland, Costa Coffee and Piazza Restaurant.

In addition he was placed on a community order for a year with six months’ drugs rehabilitation, 15 days of a rehabilitation activity, and 60 hours of unpaid work.

Costs of £170 bring the complete bill to £6,841.

A probation officer said Harrison was originally from Stockport, moving to Rhyl six months ago, and was a floor layer.

He stated that he took cannabis daily and cocaine on a weekly basis but now accepted he needed assistance to conquer his drug and alcohol problem.

Harrison was thought to suffer from “agitated depression” and had sought medical help.

Woman dies after road traffic collision in Rhyl

A female pedestrian involved in a road traffic collision in Rhyl yesterday evening has died.

The woman, who was in her 40s, was taken was taken to hospital following the collision on Russell Road, but later died.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

They are keen to trace the driver of a small silver coloured car that was seen travelling along Russell Road at around the time of the collision.

Anybody with information is asked to contact 101.


Pedestrian sustains serious injuries following two vehicle collision in Rhyl

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A female pedestrian has sustained serious injuries following a collision with two vehicles in Rhyl this afternoon.

The woman, in her 40’s, was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan.

We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. As part of this work we are particularly keen to trace the drivers and any occupants of two vehicles that were travelling along Russell Road at around 4.47pm - the time the collision occurred. One of the vehicles is a small silver coloured car and the other is a white coloured Vauxhall Vivaro van which had ladders on its roof and the letters ‘CP’ on the side and rear doors. We would like to trace the drivers as it is possible that they may have witnessed the collision or have information that could assist us with our inquiries.

– Sergeant Jason Diamond, Roads Policing Unit

Probe into suspicious football betting

The Football Association of Wales is investigating suspicious betting patterns on a Welsh Premier League match which took place last Saturday.

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Already-relegated Rhyl beat Port Talbot 5-0 at home, having not won in their previous 17 league matches.

We are aware of the issue and are working on this with the relevant authorities.

– Football Association of Wales


Appeal after man stabbed in leg at Rhyl

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the leg in Rhyl on Monday night.

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North Wales Police were called at around 9.19pm to Wellington Road and the victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. The man's injuries are described as non life threatening.

Officers are making house to house inquiries on Tuesday to establish the full circumstances.

We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area from just before 9pm onwards and witnessed anything that they believe may assist us in our investigations to contact us at St Asaph CID.

– DS Dave Mills

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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