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Police carry out morning raids throughout Wrexham

North Wales Police have arrested four people in the Wrexham area for firearms and offensive weapon offences, assaults and other offences of violence.

Credit: PA

The operation involves searches of several properties in the Wrexham area some of which are currently on-going.

Three men aged between 21 and 44 and a woman in her mid-thirties, all local to the Wrexham area, were arrested.


Cat is a 'nervous wreck' after being shot twice by air gun

Ossy was injured for the second time after being shot with an air gun. Credit: RSPCA Cymru

A cat has been injured again after being shot by an air pellet gun for the second time this year.

RSPCA Inspector Tim Jones adopted Ossy when he was a kitten, after he rescued him when he was found in an emaciated state.

But in March, Ossy returned home limping and Mr Jones quickly took him to the vets to see what the cause was.

The vet found he had been shot with an air gun and the pellet had passed through his body and finished up cracking his femur.

Luckily Ossy made a full recovery but his owner was horrified to find he had been targeted again this week.

Shockingly Ossy has been shot again. He is now a nervous wreck and it will take a while before he gets his confidence back. He has been through so much.

– RSPCA inspector Tim Jones

It's thought that the incident happened on Tuesday evening around 6pm in the Pant Olwen/Pant Lane area of Gresford in Wrexham.

Anyone who may have any information is being advised to contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


Police renew appeal to find missing teenager

Melissa Natalie Bowles was last seen in October 15 Credit: North Wales Police

There are concerns for the safety of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Melissa Natalie Bowles was last seen in Wrexham on Thursday, October 15.

She was wearing a black top and trousers.

Melissa has now been missing for three days and we are naturally concerned for her safety and whereabouts.

– Inspector Kevin Steele, North Wales Police

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 quoting reference number i14171.

Police say it is possible that Melissa may have travelled to the Swindon, Shrewsbury, Blackpool, or Maidenhead areas.

Police investigation after attempted abduction of girl, 10

The incident is alleged to have happened in Wrexham Credit: PA

Police are investigating after an alleged attempted abduction.

It happened at around 5pm yesterday in a field opposite Acrefair County Primary School.

A 10-year-old girl was approached by a man from behind. He is believed to have placed one hand around her mouth and one hand around her waist.

The girl managed to break free unhurt and ran home to report the incident.

The man, who ran off in the opposite direction, is described as wearing black clothes and black gloves. DCI Neil Harrison said;

The incident happened alongside a busy main road. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this man or may have seen anything suspicious to contact police on 101.

I would like to reassure residents that we carrying out a thorough investigation and have deployed extra high visibility patrols in the area.

– DCI Neil Harrison, North Wales Police
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