Regional News — July 19, 2016 at 1:25 am — Updated: July 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm

More arrests after Penygroes death

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Detectives investigating the death of a young mother-of-one from Gwynedd have referred themselves to a police watchdog.

The body of Emma Louise Baum was found at a house on Llwyndu Road in Penygroes on Monday morning – her death is still being treated as suspicious.

On Tuesday, officers arrested two people – a man on suspicion of murder and a woman suspected of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender. Two men arrested on Monday have been released without charge.

North Wales Police confirmed that officers were called out to reports of a disturbance in the area at just after 4am on Monday morning – a female had been reportedly heard screaming at the time.

Police found nothing suspicious, but they returned around six hours later when Ms Baum’s body was discovered. The force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies said they believed she died during the early hours of Monday morning: ”A further appeal is being made for witnesses to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the Llwyndu Road area of Penygroes during the early hours of yesterday morning.”

A hi-vis police presence is being kept in Penygroes, where Ms Baum lived with her two year-old son. Anyone with information or who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (quoting reference no. U105426).

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