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Man dies after hit and run in Holywell

Police have confirmed a young man has died after being struck by a black BMW car on the evening of Saturday 30th September.

After the collision the driver fled the scene on Well Hill, in Holywell, and police are now trying to find them:

This is a tragic event for the family of the young man. I want to extend my sincere condolences to them. There are numerous lines of enquiry being actively pursued and I would like to make a direct personal appeal to the driver to come forward. I would also urge anyone on Well Hill around the time of the incident [6.45pm] to get in touch to assist us in piecing together the sequences of events.”

– Superintendent Alex Goss, North Wales Police

Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference V149031, or online via


Appeal after man assaulted outside North Wales pub

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man in High Street in Holywell.

High Street, Holywell Credit: Google Street View

The incident occurred at around 2.10am on Monday May 2nd, during which a 44 year old man sustained serious injuries.

The victim was leaving the Boars Head public house on the High Street and was attempting to get into a nearby taxi.

It is believed there was an altercation with a large group of people before he was assaulted.

The victim required hospital treatment for serious facial injuries. We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed this assault or may know who is responsible.

– Investigating Officer PC Ben Baker at Flint Police Station

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


Youngster hears for the first time after life-changing op

Little Amelie Ring is one of the one-in-a-thousand babies born profoundly deaf. A few weeks ago she had a complex operation to try and help.

Today Amelie and her parents Vicky and Rob made the journey from their home near Holywell to a Manchester hospital - to literally switch on Amelie's hearing and give her a new sense - Rob Shelley was there.

Baby born deaf set to hear for the first time

A baby who was born deaf is set to hear sound for the very first time today.

Amelie Ring from Holywell had an electronic device surgically implanted to enable her to hear for the first time.

In December, surgeons has to postpone plans to insert bilateral cochlear implants after the 20 month old stopped breathing after receiving an anaesthetic.

Last week the implants were put in place and Amelie's mother, Vicky, described said it was a day the family thought they may never see.

Amelie was born at 28 weeks and spent her first 102 days in Glan Clwyd Hospital after suffering major blood loss in her mother's womb. She underwent nine blood transfusions and a heart operation while in hospital.

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