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Parents hit by fake £75 potty fines at beach

Parents allowing their little ones to spend a penny on potties in public have been hit with £75 fines – in a bizarre scam by a bogus council enforcement officer.

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Conwy council in north Wales said it had received reports of the fake officer handing out illegal fines at Colwyn Bay to parents for letting children use potties in public.

“If you are approached, please do not hand over any money. Always ask to see an ID card and if in doubt contact the council direct,” the authority said.

Kingdom enforcement officers in Conwy county do not, and have never, issued fixed penalty notices for urinating in a public place.


Residents evacuated after nursing home fire

Residents have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a nursing home in North Wales.

It happened at a nursing home on Copthorne Road Credit: ITV News

Crews were called to the home on Copthorne Road in Colwyn Bay at 21.17 on Thursday evening.

The fire was brought under control and contained to the basement area of the building, and all residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service could not confirm the name of the nursing home.


Ex-police chief in court for historical sex offences

Former police superintendent appeared in court today. Credit: Andrew Price/View Finder pictures

A former police superintendent has appeared in court today charged with three more child sex offences.

Defendant Gordon Anglesea, 78, of Old Colwyn is charged with a total of seven sex offences against children dating between 1979 and 1987.

The retired North Wales police officer was granted bail by a district judge and is due to appear before Mold Crown Court on Friday 20th November.

He was arrested by detectives from Operation Pallial, a National Crime Investigation into claims of historical sex offences in the North Wales care home system.

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