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Police appeal after man dies in crash

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died yesterday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died Credit: ITV News

He collided with a stationary car on Newbridge Road in Wrexham at around 3pm. He was airlifted to hospital in Stoke but later died of his injuries.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or to anybody who may have seen the motorcycle being ridden prior to the collision to contact us.”

– Sgt Jane Thomas, North Wales Police

Anybody with information should contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference number U140596.

Tributes paid to woman killed after car plunges off mountain road

A woman who died after her car plunged almost 250ft off a mountain road in Denbighshire, has been named as Cassandra Jayne Dulson.

She was 24-years-old and came from the Ruabon area of Wrexham.

Cassandra Jayne Dulson was 24 and fondly known as Cassie. Credit: North Wales Police

Cassandra was killed just after 10.30am on Monday morning on the A542 Horseshoe Pass in Llangollen.

Police say her Vauxhall Corsa left the road near the top of the Horseshoe Pass and was approximately 75 metres down the embankment.

Credit: Google Maps

She was also fondly known as Cassie.

Her family say that Cassie was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.

They are being supported by North Wales Police.

Anyone with information is asked to 101.

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Footballer who broke leg of another jailed for a year

An amateur footballer from Wrexham whose flying tackle broke the leg of an opposing player has been jailed for twelve months.

Nicholas Williams was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the tackle. Credit: North Wales Police

26-year-old Nicholas Williams of Acrefair was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court of causing grievous bodily harm.

The incident happened last October when Williams, who played as a striker, was in the Cefn Albion team in a cup match against AFC Brynford. The game had to be abandoned.

Williams maintained it was a freak accident caused by a slightly late tackle but Mr Recorder Huw Rees called it shocking violence.

The judge described the incident as "brutish thuggery" and said the victim, Andrew Barlow, had a broken tibula and fibula and was still receiving treatment.

This was a particularly callous assault which has had a huge impact on the victim. Anyone who commits acts of violence must realise to potential seriousness of their actions and we will vigorously pursue offenders and bring them to justice.

– Detective Constable Rhodri Ifans, Wrexham CID

Newport let two goals slip in EFL Cup defeat

Goals from Marlon Jackson and Mark Randall weren't enough to see Newport County progress to the second round of the EFL Cup, as an injury time strike from Milton Keynes Dons forward Dean Bowditch ensured the League One side left Rodney Parade with the win.

Newport manager Warren Feeney would've been disappointed with the loss. Credit: PA

Jackson had put the Exiles a goal up just after the half hour mark, converting a Dan Butler cross. Newport then went two up, with summer signing Mark Randall converting from the penalty spot.

But Bowditch himself scored a penalty, before a further strike from Ben Tilney set up Bowditch again to get the winner with just seconds to play.

Elsewhere goals from John Rooney, Gerry McDonagh and Paul Rutherford ensured Wrexham picked up their first win in the new National League season against Guiseley.

The home side's Jake Lawler had scored a late equaliser, but a stunning strike from Rutherford made sure the three points went back to north Wales.

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