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Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing woman

51-year-old Tracey is described as having brown hair and brown eyes and is around 5ft 6 inches tall Credit: North Wales Police

Police officers in North Wales said they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a 51-year-old woman who has been reported missing from her home in Prestatyn.

Tracey Chapman-Schneider was reported missing on Thursday afternoon.

She is described as very slim, around 5ft 6 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. It's thought she was wearing a red coat.

Specialist search teams are currently looking for her.

A multi-agency search has been ongoing since Tracey was reported missing this afternoon, but so far this has proved unsuccessful.

We are appealing to anyone who may have seen a woman matching the above description in or around the area since 1.30pm today, 18th May, to call 101 quoting reference V071290

– Chief Inspector Paul Jones, North Wales Police


Man's body found on Prestatyn beach

A man's body has been found on a beach in Prestatyn, police in north Wales have confirmed.

The body was found near the Ffrith early this morning. Credit: Bing

Police were called to the scene on the beach near the Ffrith at just after half 6 this morning.

North Wales Police and the Coastguard are in attendance, but the death is not believed to be suspicious.

The identity of the man is not yet know and inquiries are continuing.

Man arrested following domestic assault in Prestatyn

A man has been arrested following a domestic assault in Prestatyn.

The assault took place on the High Street in Prestatyn. Credit: Google Maps

The incident took place at the junction of High Street and the alleyway next to the NatWest bank at around 10:30pm last night.

A 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody in at St Asaph. The female victim has been released from hospital following treatment for her injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference V056119 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– DS Dave Mills, North Wales Police

Trains delayed as tracks 'too hot' in March sunshine

Trains were delayed today because tracks were too hot in the March sunshine.

The commuter route on the Welsh coast reported "high rail temperatures" on the lines - and trains were ordered to slow down.

Network Rail reported that "track monitoring equipment" has indicated high rail temperatures between Talacre and Mostyn in north Wales .

This means an emergency speed limit of 20mph has been imposed by Network Rail for approximately one mile between Prestatyn and Flint.

According to the Met Office, the temperature at Talacre hit 14 degrees.

I've heard some mad excuses but never that it is too hot in Wales in March. But at least we can sit in the sunshine while we are waiting for the train to arrive!

– Megan Morgan, Commuter

Trains were delayed for up to 20 minutes but commuters advised it would get back to normal when the sun dropped.

Charities unite to fund surgery for injured kitten

Two charities in north Wales have come together to fund surgery for an injured kitten found homeless in Prestatyn.

The kitten, called Blaze, is continuing her rehabilitation process. Credit: RSPCA Cymru

A member of the public found the four-month old female kitten in the town with a badly damaged leg that required urgent amputation to protect her.

In total, £600 was needed to fund the surgery - and, with no known owner, two RSPCA branches in north Wales and the Cats Protection charity raised the necessary funds.

This goes to show what can be achieved for an animal in need, where RSPCA branches, Cats Protection branches, vets and the public all work together for the good of an animal.

– Carol Fogerty, Cats Protection Colwyn & District

The kitten has since recovered well from the surgery and she is continuing her rehabilitation process with a foster carer, who has named her Blaze.

Thankfully, a member of the public found Blaze, who must have been through a horrendous ordeal for her leg to be in such a desperate state. It was fantastic to be able work with a neighbouring RSPCA branch, and Cats Protection Colwyn & District, with us all coming together to help this kitten, who was in such urgent need of support. Helping Blaze is another example of the work we are doing each and every day to further animal welfare in the local community.

– Kieren Barlow, Branch Manager for RSPCA Clwyd and Colwyn


Man arrested after police incident in Prestatyn

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of illegally held firearms following an incident in Prestatyn.

Police were called to an address in Russell Drive at 3pm this afternoon.

Credit: Google Maps

A thorough search of the property, which is currently under renovation, has been taking place this afternoon and this evening and a cordon has been put in place which we hope to release soon.

– Chief Inspector Paul Joyce, North Wales Police

Police say the man is local to the area and is currently in custody at St Asaph awaiting questioning.

Officers also expressed their thanks to local residents for their patience and cooperation.

'Ongoing police incident' in Prestatyn

North Wales Police say officers are dealing with an 'ongoing incident' in Prestatyn.

Credit: Google Maps

A cordon is in place in Russell Drive, close to Prestatyn Holiday Park.

Police added there is no cause for concern and thanked the public for their co-operation.

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