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by / on July 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm / in Regional News

Flint murder trial: man denies schoolgirl’s murder

A man accused of the murder of Flint schoolgirl Janet Commins over forty years ago has told a jury he did not know the victim. Stephen Hough (58), who was arrested and charged last year, denies all charges including rape, sexual assault and manslaughter. Ms Commins was found dead in a school playing field in January 1976, four days after […]

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by / on July 10, 2017 at 6:27 am / in Regional News

Llandyrnog incident: attempted abduction ruled out

Police are no longer investigating an incident in Llandyrnog as an attempted abduction. Detectives had been looking for two men and a woman, who were seen driving in a sky blue Renault Clio on Saturday afternoon. They were said to have been involved in an ‘altercation’ with four children. But on Monday evening, police said they had identified the facts of […]

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by / on June 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm / in Regional News

Man on trial for Flint schoolgirl murder

A man accused of killing a Flint schoolgirl over forty years ago has gone on trial. Stephen Hough denies the murder, manslaughter and rape of Janet Commins, whose body was found in a school playing field in January 1976. She had been missing from her home for four days. Another man, Noel Jones, served half of a twelve year jail […]

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by / on June 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm / in Regional News

Five arrested in Conwy drugs raids

Five people have been arrested and bailed after a series of drugs raids in Conwy county over the past fortnight. Detectives say thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs were seized in three raids along with equipment for growing cannabis. Two men and a woman were arrested after a cannabis factory was discovered in Dwygyfylchi on Saturday, where police managed […]

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by / on June 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm / in Regional News

More arrests in Matthew Cassidy murder hunt

A man and a woman are being questioned on suspicion of the murder of Matthew Cassidy. A 48 year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning and a 19 year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of the teenager in the Bethel’s Place area of Connah’s Quay last month. A Liverpool man, David Woods, has already […]

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by / on June 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm / in Regional News

Two men charged with Colwyn Bay attempted murder

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a disturbance in Colwyn Bay. A 23 year-old local man suffered serious injuries following the incident in Woodland Road West at just after 2.30am on Saturday morning. He was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan by ambulance and later transferred to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, where he is said […]

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by / on June 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm / in Regional News

‘Dangerous’ offender jailed for Deeside shop stabbing

A Deeside man who stabbed a shopkeeper while drunk and high on drugs has been jailed for twenty years. Matthew Whelan admitted the attempted murder of Imtiaz Ul Haq during a robbery at a Costcutter store in Queensferry last December. The 30 year-old from Mancot was sentenced as a dangerous offender. The stabbing left Mr Haq with stab wounds in his […]

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by / on June 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm / in Regional News

Five in court after drug trafficking raids

Five men have been charged with drug trafficking following raids in Conwy county. Three men from Liverpool and two from Glan Conwy and Dwygyfylchi were among eight people arrested in a two-day operation led by Dyfed Powys Police earlier this week. National Crime Agency and North Wales Police officers were also involved in the raids – five of the arrests […]

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by / on June 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm / in Regional News

Vehicle thefts prompt police warning

Police have warned residents in Conwy and Denbighshire to secure their property after a spate of vehicle thefts from homes. Keys and other items have been stolen from houses in St Asaph, Betws-y-Coed, Dolwyd and Rhos on Sea over the past fortnight. It’s not known whether the burglaries are linked. DC Dewi Laidlaw-Wilson at St Asaph police station said: ”If […]

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by / on June 4, 2017 at 11:40 pm / in Regional News

Liverpool man charged with Deeside murder

A Liverpool man has been charged with the murder of a teenager on Deeside. David John Woods (19) is accused of the fatal stabbing of Matthew Cassidy in the Bethel Place area of Connah’s Quay on Bank Holiday Monday. Woods appeared briefly before magistrates in Mold on Monday morning – he was remanded in custody until he appears before a […]

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