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Pensioner's body recovered from canal in Chirk

The body of a woman in her 80s was pulled from a canal in Chirk yesterday. Credit: Google Maps

A woman's body has been recovered from a canal on the outskirts of Chirk, police say.

The woman, who was in her 80s and from Chirk, was found in the water near to The Poachers Pocket pub yesterday. West Mercia Police says her death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious. Next of kin have been informed.


FT: Southport 3-2 Wrexham

Wrexham narrowly missed out on a draw away to Southport, losing 3-2.

Wrexham were awarded a penalty after Gerry McDonagh was brought down in the box by Liam Nolan, allowing John Rooney to even the score. It look as though the game would finish two all, but Nolan got his second of the game in the 87th minute sealing with win for Southport.

Final score: Southport 3-2 Wrexham.

HT: Southport 2-1 Wrexham

Wrexham are trailing 2-1 against Southport in the National League.

Jordan White opened the scoring at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, catching the deflection from Gerry McDonagh's shot at goal. Southport came back with an equaliser from Liam Nolan shortly before Delial Brewster made it 2-1 for the homeside just before the whistle.

Man airlifted to hospital after Wrexham incident

Cefn Road, Wrexham. Credit: Google

North wales Police says a man has been airlifted to hospital following an incident on Cefn Road, Wrexham.

The road was closed while emergency services including police, ambulance and a helicopter responded.

Man charged with murder in relation to death of Paul Groom

Paul Groom died on December 10th. Credit: Merseyside Police

Officers from Merseyside Police have charged a 32-year-old man in relation to the murder of a man originally from Wrexham.

Paul Groom, who lived in Merseyside, died in hospital on December 10th after suffering head injuries in an assault.

Michael Hill, of Oakdale Close, Westvale, Kirkby, will appear before Liverpool and Knowsley magistrates court tomorrow.


Murder investigation after Wrexham man dies

A murder investigation has been launched after a Wrexham man died after an assault in Liverpool.

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48-year-old Paul Groom died in hospital on Saturday night after suffering head injuries in an assault in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Paramedics were called to his home, in Liverpool on Saturday morning but he died in hospital at 10pm that day.

Detectives believe Mr Groom had been at a home in Merseyside, in the early hours of Thursday when he was assaulted.

A post-mortem examination has established the preliminary cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

Police said his family, from Wrexham had been left devastated by his death.

We are determined to find out what happened.

We believe he was involved in an altercation either inside or outside a house in Stanton Crescent, Kirkby, in the early hours of Thursday. He suffered injuries consistent with an assault but managed to get home to Fazakerley where his condition deteriorated to the point where a friend called an ambulance on Saturday morning. We need to establish Paul's movements from Wednesday night through to Saturday morning and trace everyone he was with.

I'd encourage people to look at his picture and cast their minds back to see if they remember seeing him.Paul was wearing a camouflage jacket and camouflage trousers and often walked his pet dog, a brown whippet, in the local area. Any information that helps us build up a picture of Paul's movements prior to his death on Saturday could be crucial to us understanding what happened and bringing the person or people responsible to justice.

– Detective Inspector Craig Turner

Man appears in court charged with terrorism offences

A man from Wrexham has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with three counts of terrorism offences.

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48-year-old Aabid Ali is charged with two counts of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism, and one count of encouragement of terrorism.

No pleas were entered and Mr Ali was remanded into custody. He will next appear in court on December 9th.

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