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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.

Appeal over suspected dog beating in street

Brynycabanau Road, Wrexham. Credit: google

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a suspected dog beating incident.

The charity says it is urgently seeking witnesses after a man was seen allegedly punching a dog, on Brynycabanau Road, Wrexham on 26th October, at around 9.30pm.

Kia Thomas, RSPCA inspector, said: "RSPCA Cymru is aware of hugely worrying reports in the High Town area.

“Should anyone have any information, or witnessed this reported attack, they should contact the RSPCA inspectorate information line on 0300 123 8018.”


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