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The dream for the people of Colwyn Bay was the Restoration of the Pier. This was a beacon of hope for the town, but now with it's destruction looming, its demolition goes against the public's wishes. This town has nothing left to give, or fight for. It's just another example of another loss to a once Loved town who's glory years have long since faded.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Colwyn Bay - Shooting and stabbing in Old Colwyn
Shooting and stabbing in Old Colwyn
By North Wales Daily Post
A CUSTOMER was shot in the neck in an armed robbery as he tried to help a shop assistant, who had a gun held to her head by masked raiders, at a Somerfield supermarket in Old Colwyn.
A CUSTOMER was shot in the neck in an armed robbery as he tried to help a shop assistant, who had a gun pointed at her by a masked raider, at a Somerfield supermarket in Old Colwyn.
In a second incident a mum was attacked and her son stabbed by two men armed with a gun and a knife, at a house on the nearby Peulwys estate.
Three men are in custody after the two incidents within minutes of each other last night, which police say are connected.
In the first, officers were called to reports a woman and her son had been attacked at a house in Mor Awel, at around 8.33pm.
It is believed the son was stabbed and was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and the woman was also assaulted, and taken to hospital.
Then at 8.35pm police say they got a further report of an armed robbery in Somerfield, Cefn Road, while customers were in the shop.
Eyewitnesses said one of the masked raiders brandished a gun and demanded the shop assistant open the till.
Customers were in the shop at the time and police say one of them, a man, suffered non-life threatening injuries when a shot was fired. He was later taken to hospital.
Cash was stolen from the till and both men left the premises, making off in an Audi car.
Police swamped the scene and the force helicopter later traced an Audi on the A55 in Queensferry.
Cheshire police later stopped an Audi on the M56 in Cheshire, and arrested three men.
Arrangements are in place to transfer the three arrested men back to North Wales.
North Wales police said enquiries are ongoing and they’re conducting high-visibility patrols around the Old Colwyn area.
Anyone who witnessed either incident, or who saw suspicious behaviour in the Old Colwyn area should contact North Wales Police on 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) 0845 607 1002 (English line) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.