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Police appeal to help find missing man

North Wales Police are renewing their appeal for help tracing a 40 year old man missing from the Wrexham area.

Dean Peter Rutter has not been seen since the evening of Thursday 17th December when he spoke with a neighbour

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Mr Rutter hasn't been seen for a week, and police are becoming 'increasingly concerned'.

I am appealing for anyone who has sighted Mr Rutter, or knows of his whereabouts, to contact the police.

There is some information Mr Rutter may have travelled to other parts of Wales and so we’d extent our request to the whole of the country.

– North Wales Police

He is described as around 6’10” tall, of a stocky build with short receding, mousy brown hair and blue eyes.

Man charged with firearms offences after Wrexham stand-off

Police say a 26-year-old man has been charged with firearms related offences following a stand-off at a Wrexham housing estate earlier this week.

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Officers were called to a property on Wednesday after a man was refusing to leave a house on the Caia Park Estate.

Police say the incident concluded peacefully and no-one was harmed.

The investigation into the incident, which caused considerable disruption to the community of Caia Parc, continues and I would appeal to anyone that may have information that will assist with the investigation to contact North Wales Police.

We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed events to contact police on 101 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote reference S191601.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison, Wrexham Police Station

Man, 26, arrested after Wrexham stand-off

Police say a man is in custody after a stand-off at a housing estate in Wrexham.

Officers were called to a property earlier this evening after a man was refusing to leave a house on the Caia Park Estate.

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Nearby houses were evacuated and the public were asked to stay away from the area.

The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and is currently being questioned at Wrexham Police Station.

Police say the incident concluded peacefully and no-one was harmed.

I’d like to pass on our thanks to the local community for their patience and understanding during this time. Police resources and our emergency service partners were quickly deployed to the scene and our objective of protecting the public and resolving the incident peacefully was achieved"

– Det Ch Insp Neil Harrison, North Wales Police

Police in stand-off with man refusing to leave house in Wrexham

North Wales Police are asking people to stay away from a housing estate in Wrexham while they deal with an 'ongoing incident' involving a man who is refusing to leave a house.

Police were called to the area earlier this afternoon following reports of a disturbance in Coed Aben, in Caia Park.

A man, understood to be the occupier is refusing to leave. No one else is currently believed to be in the premises.

Nearby houses have been evacuated and police are asking the public to stay away from the area while they deal with the incident.


Bronze for Wales' Jade Jones in World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals

Jade Jones at the WTF World Taekwondo Championships in October. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

London 2012 gold medallist Jade Jones settled for bronze at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals in Mexico City.

The 22-year-old from Denbighshire, who had already secured a quota spot for Great Britain in the -57kg category at Rio 2016, defeated Sweden's Nikita Glasnovic in the bronze medal play-off on impact - after neither fighter was able to make a breakthrough in the golden point round.

It was the second time Jones had been taken to a golden point round, having lost her semi-final to eventual gold medallist Hedaya Malak, with the Egyptian triumphant by superiority.

Jones, who has won gold in both the Manchester and Samsun Grand Prix's this year, had earlier beaten France's Floriane Liborio 5-0 in her quarter-final.

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