Posted: Fri 16th Dec 2016

Prestatyn Incident: Man arrested on suspicion of possessing illegally held firearms

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 16th, 2016

Update:

Police have released a statement saying:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of illegally held firearms after officers were called to an address in Russell Drive Prestatyn at 3pm today (December 16).

Chief Inspector Paul Joyce said; “A thorough search of the property, which is currently under renovation, has been taking place this afternoon and this evening and a cordon has been put in place which we hope to release soon.

“I would like to thank local residents for their patience and cooperation.

“A local man is in custody at St Asaph waiting questioning and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.”

From Earlier:

North Wales Police (NWP) are dealing with what they describe as an ‘ongoing incident’ in the Russell Drive, area of Prestatyn.

A police cordon is in place as officers deal with the undisclosed incident.

In an update on social media NWP has said “would like to thank the local residents for their cooperation and reassure you that there is no cause for concern”

A Prestatyn Town Councillor has confirmed via Facebook that an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb squad) unit is at the scene but were ‘packing up.”

Cllr Paul Penlington added “Police wouldn’t give me any details of what’s happened but said there’s no danger to the public and they’ll be opening the street up again soon and will issue a press release”

[miptheme_quote author=”Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele Local Policing Team” style=”boxquote text-left”]North Wales Police can confirm that an Incident was reported to the Police this afternoon which is under investigation in the Russell Drive area of Prestatyn which has resulted in Road Closures.

We would like to thank local residents for their co-operation in this matter and an update will follow as soon as practicable. At this time we would like to reassure the local community that there is no need for concern and the police are not looking for any persons in relation to it.[/miptheme_quote]

In an update on social media NWP said:

“Would like to thank the local residents for their cooperation and reassure you that there is no cause for concern”

Councillor Paul Penlington said earlier:

“We , North Ward Cllrs Jason Mclellan and Janet Szabo and myself, are aware of a Police investigation underway on Russell Drive, Prestatyn.

At this time the incident is still being investigated and we haven’t been given details.

Police were called at 15.00hrs to an address on the road following concerns from a member of the public. The road has been cordoned off and will remain so until officers have finished with their investigation.

The road has been cordoned off and will remain so until officers have finished with their investigation.

We are assured there is no threat or risk to local residents or public but officers will be present at the address over the next few days.”

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