Monday, 31 July 2017

Colwyn Bay ....Murder Of Karen Pooley at Princess Court Flats Site

Thomas Harrison was originally convicted of the murder of Karen Pooley, but on appeal his conviction was reduced to manslaughter.
Thomas Harrison was disabled with cerebral palsy and regularly attended Bible classes. He met Karen Pooley at Colwyn Bay station when he was posting a letter. They spent some time together and then went to The Princess Court Flats site where Karen Pooley was killed. Its not clear exactly what happened but it is thought Thomas Harrison had carried out an un natural sex act and strangled her.
He was originally convicted of murder but that was reduced to manslaughter on appeal.
This Historic murder happened in 1986.
More to follow.

Colwyn Bay .... Horrendous Crimes From The Past

So many times Colwyn Bay has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, This murder from 2011 shows why.

A second daughter has been convicted of the murder of an antiques dealer.
Antoni Robinson, 61, was stabbed 15 times as he slept in bed at his home in Old Colwyn, North Wales.
Ashleigh Robinson, 19, and her 16-year-old sister Holly plotted with their boyfriends to attack their father and get their hands on £900 which was locked in his safe, Mold Crown Court was told.
Today a jury of seven women and five men convicted Holly and boyfriend Sacha Roberts, both of Woodland Road West, Colwyn Bay, of murder after reaching a majority verdict following more than 12 hours of deliberations.
Ashleigh and her boyfriend Gordon Harding, 20, both of Llanelian Road, Old Colwyn, were unanimously convicted of murder on Friday.
On hearing today's verdict, Holly broke down in tears and collapsed into her chair.
Mr Justice Griffith Williams said all four will be sentenced tomorrow.
The murder followed the breakdown of Mr Robinson's 25-year relationship with Joanne Barr, the mother of Holly and Ashleigh.
Andrew Thomas QC, prosecuting, said a plan was hatched by the defendants to sneak into Mr Robinson's bedroom while he was asleep and take the contents of his safe.
They were motivated by "money, jewellery and property", he added.
In the early hours of July 7 last year, the four defendants gained access to Mr Robinson's home as he slept.
The retired antiques dealer suffered wounds to his face, neck and upper body, including four stab wounds to his back.
The jugular veins on both side of his neck were severed and he died within minutes of the attack, Mr Thomas said.
At least two knives were used in the attack, led by Harding but "supported and encouraged" by the other defendants.
Mr Thomas added: "They all knew that Harding was going into the bedroom. They knew that Harding was armed with a knife.
"They knew that there was likely to be a violent confrontation."
After the killing, Ashleigh sent a text message to Barr telling her mother that her father was dead.
"Things happened, he is no more. Sorry mum. xxxx," the message said.
The sisters and their boyfriends then plotted with Barr to give a false account of what happened to police - claiming Mr Robinson had attacked one of his daughters and Harding killed him in self- defence.
But the prosecution showed Mr Robinson had not been able to fight back or to escape.
"He must have been completely overpowered by his attacker or attackers," Mr Thomas said.
Barr, her daughters and Roberts later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Harding was convicted of the same charge by the jury today.
Shocking, let's hope that all those involved continue to rot in Jail!
Just thought it would be interesting to look back at some of the most awful crimes that have made the headlines in the Area. Currently the most recent being the murder in Old Colwyn.

'Acid attack' at Llandudno nightclub......Llandudno again!

An investigation has been launched by police following reports of an alleged acid attack at a Llandudno nightclub.
The incident is reported to have taken place at Broadway Boulevard nightclub on Mostyn Broadway on Saturday night.
Chief Inspector Sharon McCairn said: "We are currently reviewing what action needs to be taken but it is not believed that anyone is responsible for any kind of acid attack.
“An investigation into the exact cause is being carried out with the full cooperation of the Broadway Boulevard club in Llandudno.”
The Daily Post has approached Broadway Boulevard for a comment.

Llandudno..... Pictures Appeal

A little birdy informed me that vandals struck at the Paddling pool last week and had ripped up a large bench and thrown it in the middle of the paddling pools.

Sadly non of our contacts managed to get there to take a picture, does anyone have any that they can send in?

Thanks  M.L.

Llandudno attacks......Yet More Trouble in Llandudno The "Queen of Crime"!

Drunken Blake Potbury, 23, launched two unprovoked assaults on a jogger and dog walker on the town's promenade

Another example of how Llandudno is slipping from the Queen of Welsh resorts to the Queen of crime!

An English tourist who punched two people for no reason in a seaside town has been told by a judge to do the Welsh “a favour” and keep out of Wales.
Judge Huw Rees, sitting at Caernarfon Crown Court said Blake Potbury was a “thug and bully” and “not man enough to hold his drink” adding “nobody wants you in Wales – just keep out.”
The 23-year-old had been found guilty at a previous hearing in the magistrates court of assaulting two strangers – a 63-year-old female jogger and a 52-year-old male dog walker on Llandudno promenade.
Judge Rees imposed a 12 month suspended jail term on Potbury with 200 hours unpaid work and a thinking skills course. He must pay each victim £250 compensation.
Prosecuting, Sion ap Mihangel said it was a “strange set of circumstances.”
Victim Janet Jones had been out jogging at 6.40am on a Saturday last January when she saw two rowdy men.
As she made her way along the promenade she became aware of them behind her and felt frightened.
There was a quickening of steps from behind and she suddenly received a punch to the head, sustaining a cut to the back of the head and swelling.
“It was a cowardly attack from behind,” the prosecutor said.
The victim, who now carries an alarm for fear of a similar attack, clutched on to railings and was helped by a hotel porter before police were called.
A short-time later, dog walker Leslie Shirley saw two males crossing the road. Potbury approached as if to speak to Mr Shirley but instead punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. He suffered a cut face and small tear to his eardrum.
Defence barrister Ffion Tomos said Potbury had no memory of what had happened because he had drunk so much.
He had visited Llandudno for the night with his partner and friends. He expressed remorse and couldn’t understand why he acted in such a way.
“He can’t remember very much of the evening, that’s how much alcohol he drank,” the barrister said.
The judge warned Potbury, of Stafford Garden, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, he faced jail if he breached the court order.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Llandudno,Parc Bodnant..... Drug Arrests

Officers executed four Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in the Parc Bodnant area of Llandudno

What can you say? Welcome to Llandudno...

Police involved in a series of raids in Llandudno arrested a man from London and seized suspected drugs.
Officers executed four Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in the Parc Bodnant area of the town on Thursday, arresting a 21-year-old man from west London during the operation.
PC Dan Ball at Llandudno police station, who coordinated the action, said: “This is part of the continuing work we are undertaking in response to our communities’ concerns relating to drug use and other issues across west Conwy.
North Wales Police executed four Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in the Parc Bodnant area of Llandudno on July 20, 2017, and seized a quantity of what officers believe to be controlled drugs. A 21 year old man from west London was arrested during the course of warrants.
Police carried out four raids in Llandudno 
“Our goal of targeting those few in our communities who cause the most harm will continue, and the force’s Operation Scorpion is directly targeting those involved in serious and organised crime.
“We are determined to keep our communities safe.
“Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated in our communities and we will continue to take positive, robust action.”
North Wales Police executed four Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in the Parc Bodnant area of Llandudno on July 20, 2017, and seized a quantity of what officers believe to be controlled drugs. A 21 year old man from west London was arrested during the course of warrants.
A 21-year-old man from west London was arrested 
North Wales Police are asking members of the public to continue sharing their concerns regarding drug use.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or via the web live chat at
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Llandudno..... Breaking News!

Gerwyn Pritchard
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Llandudno in the early hours, with the epicentre in the Pill and Drug areas. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering "Fuuuckinell".
The tremor decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from Majorca and the Costa del Sol were damaged beyond repair.
Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals were woken well before their giros arrived. The local paper reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered and were still coming to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Llandudno. 
One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 said, "it was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes come running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Victoria-Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was skinning up and watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning".
Apparently looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried on as normal. The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of White Lightning to the stricken locals.
Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, including benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and Bone China from Poundland.
This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in this disaster.
Clothing is most sought after - items most needed include:
Baseball caps
Full matching tracksuits
Nike Huarachi trainers
Tartan pyjamas
UGG Boots and any other items usually sold in Primark.
Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.
Microwave meals, Pot Noodles, Tins of baked beans, ice cream, Cans of Strong Bow or Special Brew and of course pies.
22p buys a biro for filling in compensation forms.
£3 buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9.
£8 buys B&H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.
Funny, an article from online.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Conwy Council. ....FOI refused on Job enquiry !

Safe Guarding Pova /Co-odinator

Matthiew Khan made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council
We're waiting for Matthiew Khan to read recent responses and update the status.
Matthiew Khan 29 June 2017
Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
Dear Team please can you tell me when the Safe Guarding Pova Co-odinator Mr C.W. will be vacating the post at Conwy Council due to a job move, and when will the post be advertised as a vacancy, or will this just be internal? Can you also confirm the pay scale .Thank you.
Yours faithfully,
Mr M Khan
Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council 29 June 2017
Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith.
Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to information
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a
response within twenty working days.
Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council 13 July 2017
Dear Sir/Madam
Thank you for your enquiry below where you requested:
please can you tell me when the Safe Guarding Pova Co-odinator  Mr C.W.
will be vacating the post at Conwy Council  due to a job move, and when
will the post be advertised as a vacancy, or will this just be internal? 
Can you also confirm the pay scale
The Council neither confirms nor denies that it holds information falling
within the description specified in your request. The duty in Section
1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue
of Section 40 (2) of that Act. This should not be taken as an indication
that the information you requested is or is not held.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and
should be sent to the address below.
Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the
[1][Conwy Council request email] email address.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, or if you
are unhappy with this response you may appeal to the Information
Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way,
Cardiff, CF10 2HH.
Derek O'Connor
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth / Information Governance Manager
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [2][email address]

Donald Saunders left an annotation ()

What nonsense this is, Someone is leaving a post and a person is requesting if the post will be advertised internally and what the pay scale is and this is refused!!! I think the council think that us fools in the General public either don't read the act or don't check it. The F.O.I, covers internal, external Job adverts and pay scales. Just who are the council covering up for or trying to protect? This reply is a joke.
This response above clearly is correct, I am aware who this member of staff is, however the request is not asking about him, but the job date and pay scale, I don't think the council even read half of these requests properly.

Colwyn Bay....Man seriously hurt in roof fall

Man seriously hurt in roof fall in Colwyn Bay

Never a quiet day for the police in the Bay!

The man was taken to hospital following the fall in Station Road in the early hours
A man was seriously injured when he fell from a roof in the centre of Colwyn Bay in the early hours of this morning.
Emergency services were called to Station Road at about 1.20am today after reports that the man had fallen from a roof in Abergele Road.
The area outside Peacocks on Station Road was taped off by police this morning as officers investigated.

Police taped off an area in Station Road this morning

The man was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with serious injuries.
A Welsh Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at shortly before 1.20am this morning to reports that a man had fallen from a roof on Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay.

"We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a man was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with serious injuries."

Pictures from the scene

Police appeal after man fell from balcony in Colwyn Bay

Police were called at 12.52am today, Wednesday 19th July, to a report of a domestic incident at a flat on Station Road in Colwyn Bay.
On arrival at the property, officers saw a man falling from a first floor balcony onto the pavement below.
Officers immediately provided first aid to the man, who was later taken by Ambulance to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, where his condition is described as serious but not life threatening at this stage.
Supt Sian Beck said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to the officers who attended the scene for their quick thinking actions in performing first aid on the man, who is currently in hospital.”
An investigation is ongoing and police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.
Anyone who saw anything is asked to call 101 quoting reference V108249.
Police at a crime scene in Station Road, . We are waiting for further details about what's happened.

Confirmation from the ambulance service

A Wales Ambulance Service spokesman said: We were called at shortly before 1.20am this morning (Wednesday 19 July) to reports that a man had fallen from a roof on Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay. We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a man was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with serious injuries.”

It is thought the man is being treated for serious injuries

We believe the man has been taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries. We are still awaiting official confirmation from Wales Ambulance Service and North Wales Police.

It is thought a man fell off the roof

It is thought that man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he fell from a roof in Colwyn Bay. Yet to be officially confirmed.

Police still at the scene

Police and CSI are still at the scene, although the police cordon has now been taken down. North Wales Police say they will have more information for us within the hour.

CSI are also at the scene appearing to be looking for finger prints

North Wales Police are at a crime scene in Station Road . Blood on the pavement. CSI are here.

Blood on the road

Our reporter says there’s a patch of blood on the road being analysed by forensics officers.

Reporter at the scene

Video Reporter Dave Powell is currently at the scene

Station Road taped off

Officers are at the Peacocks store following an incident.