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Man admits assault with half eaten sausage

A drunken man has admitted assaulting a shopkeeper by throwing a half-eaten Cumberland sausage bap in his face.

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But magistrates in Prestatyn rejected a claim by Peter Thomas, 44, that dried blood on the victim's cut lip was brown sauce from the bap.

Andrew Trussell, who has a secondhand shop called Steptoe's at Ruthin in Denbighshire, maintained he'd been punched by Thomas after a disagreement about cash.

Thomas admitted assault but denied punching him. He accepted being drunk and unable to remember his arrest.

The court rejected the sausage plea and Thomas, of Pentre Coch, near Ruthin, was told he'd be sentenced next week.


Cyclist found dead in Ruthin

Police were called to the scene at midday on Saturday Credit: ITV News Wales

Police have launched an investigation after a cyclist was found dead after he is believed to have come off his bike in North Wales.

The man, who is believed to be from Stockport was found in Lon Cae Glas - a country lane in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin at around midday yesterday.

The police, ambulance and air ambulance service attended the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

Police said inquiries were continuing to find out what happened.

Denbighshire floods: One year on

The Glasdir estate last November Credit: PA

Residents on the Glasdir Estate in Ruthin will join together today to mark a year since the devastating floods last year.

122 homes were flooded on the estate in Denbighshire last year, when the River Clwyd burst its banks.

A report in September blamed blocked culverts for the flooding

Flood relief work is due to start in the area before Christmas.

Hundreds of homes in nearby St Asaph were also flooded when the River Elwy burst its banks.

Villagers raise £40,000 to save local pub near Ruthin

The villagers need £90,000 to buy the Glan Llyn Inn Credit: Clawddnewydd 'Save our Pub' group

Local residents of Clawddnewydd near Ruthin, are digging deep into their pockets to help save their beloved pub.

Villagers have already raised over £40,000 but need £90,000 if they are to keep the Glan Llyn Inn open.

The residents are working with the Denbighshire Enterprise Agency to put a business plan in place and have been putting on a range of fundraising events to help reach their target.

The 'Save Our Pub' committee have applied for a loan to cover the outstanding funds.

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