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Wrexham manager Gary Mills sacked by club

Manager Gary Mills has been sacked by Wrexham.

The club made the announcement saying they have 'not made the progress expected' with him in charge.

In a statement, Wrexham FC said it was a 'difficult decision' but while their priority is promotion to the Football League, the club has become 'out of touch with the table leaders'.

Credit: PA

Everyone at the club would like to thank Gary for his endeavours during his time at Wrexham AFC, having arrived at the Racecourse with the reputation of his teams playing open, attacking and attractive football, and previous success in gaining promotion from the Conference League.

This was a difficult decision but despite some exciting and entertaining football last season, our main priority is promotion back to the Football League and we have not made the progress expected towards that aim, falling short of the play off places last season, and currently out of touch with the table leaders with a third of the season already gone.

We have therefore made the difficult decision that a change is needed.

– Wrexham FC statement

All other staff remain unaffected by this change, the club confirmed.

Joey Jones, Andy Davies and Dean Keates will take charge of team affairs in the short-term.

It's been a turbulent season so far for Welsh football clubs after Swansea City, Cardiff City and Newport County all announced they have parted ways with their managers.

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
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