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Man hailed 'hero' for saving suicidal woman from burning house

A fire hero has been commended after he entered a burning house and saved the life of a suicidal young woman inside.

A passerby is being hailed a 'hero' for getting a young woman out of the house she'd set on fire Credit: ITV Wales

Mold Crown Court heard today that 21-year-old trainee veterinary nurse Lauren Edwards was so depressed she started the fire in order to kill herself.

Wayne Brown was walking past the house in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham when he heard the sound of a smoke alarm. He could see smoke coming down the stairs, and the heat was so intense that it was melting the door frames.

He roused Miss Edwards, got her out, put a coat around her and also raised the alarm. Judge Walters said today “He is to be commended for his public spiritedness.”

Edwards was jailed for two years after she admitted arson and being reckless whether life would be endangered, at the home she shared with her mother and brother.


FT: Wrexham 2 - 3 Braintree Town

Wrexham have lost 2-3 to Braintree Town at the Racecourse.

Wrexham goals came from Simon Heslop and Lee Fowler.


FT: Wrexham 3 - 0 Chester FC

Wrexham have won 3-0 against Chester at the Racecourse Ground.

There were no goals in the first half leaving both teams trying to make up for lost time in the second.

Goals from Connor Jennings and Kayden Jackson sent Wrexham into the lead.

A final goal from Rob Evans sealed the deal.

No football for Wrexham fans as snow cancels match

Football fans in Wrexham were left disappointed this afternoon after the club's match was postponed because of snow.

The team was due to take on Guiseley at Nethermoor but due to heavy snow and rain it was called off.

In a statement the club has thanked their hosts for the 'professional way' they dealt with the weather problems, and say they're looking forward to their first visit to Nethermoor in the 'near future'.

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