Page last updated at 10:36 GMT, Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:36 UK

Llangollen gun shot injury man in 'serious' condition

A man found with a gun shot wound is in a serious condition in hospital after having surgery, say police.

The man, aged in his 40s, was found in Llangollen, Denbighshire, at around 1330 BST on Wednesday and taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

North Wales Police said a firearm had been recovered, which was now being forensically examined.

A spokesman said the circumstances of the incident were "still unclear" and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Ch Insp Andrew Williams, from the force's central division, confirmed that an investigation had been launched.

He said: "It would therefore be irresponsible at this stage to speculate on what happened, but it is fair to say that incidents such as this are rare in north Wales as a whole.

"The general public can be completely confident that the police are fully investigating this incident and local officers will be present in Llangollen to reassure members of the community in this respect."

Police earlier said no-one was being sought as part of the investigation.

Armed officers were initially involved, along with the police helicopter, but were later stood down, said police.

Police are appealing for witnesses, who may be able to provide any information, to call the Force Control Room on 101 or 0845 607 1001/2.



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