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Saturday, 4 May, 2002, 13:23 GMT 14:23 UK
More news from north east Wales
Rail passengers in north Wales have been hit by further disruption on the lines, as train drivers with First North Western continue a series of one-day strikes.

The drivers with Aslef are striking over a row about their pay.

Passengers were faced with disruption along the north Wales coast network.

It was predicted that Labour Party delegates travelling to their annual conference in Blackpool also faced inconvenience.

Girl, 7, hunted over handbag robbery


Police in Flintshire are hunting a seven-year-old girl who was part of a gang who stole an elderly woman's handbag in a distraction burglary in Deeside.

The girl, along with two boys, aged between 10 and 15, called at the woman's home in Dundas Street on Monday evening.

When the group had left the woman discovered that her handbag had been stolen.

Police are urging elderly people in the area to be on their guard.


Man arrested after knife fight.

A 32 year-old man from Wrexham has been arrested after two men apparently fought with knifes on the town's Caia Park housing estate.

The suspect has injuries to the arm and head - which are not life threatening.

Detectives are still trying to track down a second suspect who is also thought to have been injured in the fight.

The motive behind the incident is unclear.


Missing pensioner found

A 70-year-old missing man who has Alzheimer's Disease has been found after a seven-and-a-half hour search.

The pensioner was discovered wandering near the lighthouse at Talacre near Prestatyn.

He had gone missing from the Presthaven holiday park area and a search had involved an RAF Sea King helicopter from Valley in Anglesey, police, a rescue team, volunteers and dogs.

Eventually he was found by coastguard searchers.


RSPCA investigates bird deaths

The RPSCA is investigating after three young cygnets were found dead at Erddig Lake near Wrexham after being shot with an airgun.

The birds were found on Thursday by a member of the public out walking who spotted the bodies floating in the lake.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones collected the dead birds, which belonged to a family of two adult swans and five cygnets, and took them to a local vets.

"These cygnets have simply been executed by someone who wanted to use them as target practice," said the inspector.


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