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Man arrested following domestic assault in Prestatyn

A man has been arrested following a domestic assault in Prestatyn.

The assault took place on the High Street in Prestatyn. Credit: Google Maps

The incident took place at the junction of High Street and the alleyway next to the NatWest bank at around 10:30pm last night.

A 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody in at St Asaph. The female victim has been released from hospital following treatment for her injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference V056119 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– DS Dave Mills, North Wales Police

Work to begin next month to protect 400 properties in St Asaph

Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says construction of a scheme to improve flood protection for more than 400 properties in St Asaph will start in October.

It involves removing Spring Gardens Bridge and replacing it with a higher and wider bridge. NRW says this will increase flow capacity downstream of the city, which will reduce flood water levels in St Asaph.

The second phase of the scheme will see flood defences improved and enhanced in the city and at other locations. This is scheduled to start in January 2017.

This scheme will make a real difference to people living and working in St Asaph who suffered such devastating flooding in November 2012 and have lived with the threat of flooding for many years.

While we can’t always prevent flooding from happening, we believe we have a robust scheme for St Asaph that will significantly reduce the risk and provide effective, long-term, peace of mind for people in the city. It will also improve the environment and create new recreational opportunities in the city as well.

We’re grateful to local residents for their support and we will keep everyone informed about the work along every step of the way

– Tim Jones, Executive Director of Operations for North and Mid Wales for NRW



Family tributes after man dies in A55 road accident

Duncan Monteith died after a road accident on the A55 last Friday Credit: Family photo/North Wales Police

The family of a man who died in a road accident on the A55 last Friday have paid tribute to their "open and warm hearted" son.

Duncan Monteith, 27 years old, was born in St Asaph and lived with his family in Glan Conwy. He died at the Countess of Chester Hospital on Friday.

His family said: “We are all devastated by Duncan’s death.

"He was gregarious and emotional and wore his heart on his sleeve. He was so open and warm hearted and got close to people very quickly – that is why he had so many close friends whose messages of support have been so supportive at this difficult time”

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.

Row over plans for new crematorium in St Asaph

People living and working in St Asaph have criticised plans for a new crematorium close to a local business park.

Denbighshire Council is considering proposals for North Wales's first privately run crematorium.

Businesses say it will put hi-tech firms off from moving into the community.

The scheme's backers say an existing operation near Cardiff shows it can be done successfully.

Lorna Prichard reports.

Work begins to reduce St Asaph flood risk

St Asaph flooded overnight in November 2012, with hundreds of homes and businesses left devastated Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Work is underway to reduce the risk of further flooding in the Denbighshire city of St Asaph.

The eight-month-long programme will see trees and bushes cleared from a four-mile-long section of the river Elwy to help water flow away quicker when floods threaten.

St Asaph was devastated by floods in November last year, with hundreds of homes and businesses affected.

Tim Jones from Natural Resources Wales said: “While we can’t prevent all flooding, there is a lot we can do to reduce the risk.

“The people of St Asaph know all too well the devastating impact that flooding can have and the start of this work marks another step in the journey to reduce flood risk for low-lying parts."

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