Police issue update into large-scale armed police incident in Rhyl

Three people have been arrested after an “assault” sparked a large-scale armed police operation in Rhyl.[1] North Wales Police have confirmed two men and a woman were arrested on Tuesday evening on Hen Afon Road following an alleged attack.[2][3] The force said the three arrested people remained in police custody.

Inspector James Keene said: “Thankfully the injuries sustained by the victim are not believed to be life-threatening. “We currently believe this to have been an isolated incident, and there is no risk to the wider community but we will have increased patrols in the general area to provide reassurance and to assist with the ongoing investigation.”

Police officers guard a house after an incident in Hen Afon Road in Rhyl

Police have not said whether the victim was male or female, or released any other details about them. They have been asked what the three people were arrested on suspicion of.

And no details have been released about the nature of the assault or where it is alleged to have happened. On Tuesday evening, armed police descended onto Hen Afon Road at around 5.30pm with the force warning people to keep away.[4]

A police van parked in Hen Afon Road in Rhyl.

Last night, North Wales Police[5] Tweeted: “Ongoing Police incident around Hen Afon Road Rhyl[6] , with heavy police presence. Please avoid the area where possible.

There is no cause for concern to local residents.” An eye-witness told how police were guarding a house on the street with scenes of crime officers also spotted there.

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A silver car was also seen being removed from the street by a recovery truck – however it has not been confirmed yet if that was linked to the police incident. One man said: “Armed police were at the scene and a few people seemed to be led away by the police.

Two police officers were stood outside guarding a house and SOCO [scenes of crime officers] turned up a bit later.”

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  1. ^ Rhyl. (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ North Wales Police (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  3. ^ on Tuesday evening on Hen Afon Road following an alleged attack. (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  4. ^ warning people to keep away. (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  5. ^ North Wales Police (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  6. ^ Rhyl (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  7. ^ click here. (www.dailypost.co.uk)

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