Police appeal for Ruthin assault


Kirstie Dolphin



Police are appealing for information and witnesses following an assault at a property in Ruthin on January 21.

Police initially treated the incident which happened at a property on Porth Y Dre as a burglary however following a detailed investigation, detectives are now treating the incident as an assault.

Officers were alerted to the incident on Porth Y Dre just before 9.50am. The victim sustained a head injury, which is not believed to be serious. The offender fled the scene.

He is described as white, approximately 6ft tall of stocky build and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a dark grey coloured baseball cap with a peak at the front, a charcoal coloured coat/jacket which is described as having a woolly exterior and appeared to be fur lined. The jacket is also described as having an upturned collar which was covering his face along with what is believed to be a scarf.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

Police officers carried out a house to house investigation and high visibility patrols.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 9.54am to an incident at a property on Porth y Dre, Ruthin.

“A paramedic in a rapid response car and an emergency ambulance attended, and a man in his 60s with a head injury was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.”

Anyone with information or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Porth Y Dre that morning should contact detectives at St Asaph CID on 101.

Anyone with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

POLICE have made a fresh appeal following an assault in Ruthin.


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