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Body search in historical murder probe suspended

The search for an unidentified body buried in forestry at Nant-y-Ffrith on the outskirts of Bwlchgwyn near Wrexham has been suspended.

Detectives hoping more information from the public may help them identify a more specific location in the large expanse of forestry.

The search, which started on the 19th May, involved specialist ‘cadaver’ Police Dogs, Police search team specialists & forensic experts.

Despite our best efforts we have to date been unsuccessful in locating any human remains and so the search has been suspended pending further information and intelligence from the public.

The investigation however continues and we are now asking the public to help us identify who the unidentified man may be. From enquiries conducted we believe the person buried is an adult male from the Wrexham area whose first name is Nathan or Michael.

Do you know a Nathan or Michael from the Wrexham area who you’ve had no contact with or not seen in the last five years? If so please call our investigation team and help us piece this together.

– DCI Neil Harrison, Wrexham CID


Man killed in hit-and-run crash is named

A man who died in a hit-and-run crash in Wrexham has been named. He was 57-year-old Gary MacDonald from Borras.

Mr MacDonald was a former member of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards who fought at the battle of Tumbledown during the Falklands War.

In a statement his family said; “He was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is reunited at last with his wife Sian Graham who was his first love.”

'Sudden death' investigated in Wrexham

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Police are investigating the sudden death of a 34-year-old man who was found in woodland at Capel y Groes church in Wrexham.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at around ten last night. His family's been informed and there is an appeal for information.

Members of the public should call North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number UO78711.


North Wales Police search home in murder inquiry

North Wales Police have launched a murder investigation after receiving information that an unidentified man has been murdered and disposed of on the outskirts of Wrexham.

Today officers searched a property in Gobowen, Shropshire and remain at the scene.

No one was arrested at the property but during the search items were found requiring the expertise of military personnel with specialist search equipment and they remain at the scene.

This action follows a number of searches conducted over the last few days in the Wrexham and Gobowen area, and is believed to be linked to a historic murder.

– Area Commander for Wrexham Supt Sian Beck

Police say they are still trying to identify the man and where his remains have been deposited.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man hailed 'hero' for saving suicidal woman from burning house

A fire hero has been commended after he entered a burning house and saved the life of a suicidal young woman inside.

A passerby is being hailed a 'hero' for getting a young woman out of the house she'd set on fire Credit: ITV Wales

Mold Crown Court heard today that 21-year-old trainee veterinary nurse Lauren Edwards was so depressed she started the fire in order to kill herself.

Wayne Brown was walking past the house in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham when he heard the sound of a smoke alarm. He could see smoke coming down the stairs, and the heat was so intense that it was melting the door frames.

He roused Miss Edwards, got her out, put a coat around her and also raised the alarm. Judge Walters said today “He is to be commended for his public spiritedness.”

Edwards was jailed for two years after she admitted arson and being reckless whether life would be endangered, at the home she shared with her mother and brother.

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