A TOTAL of nine people have been charged following a spate of burglaries in rural communities in Gwynedd.

North Wales Police’s Serious Organised Crime Unit and the Rural Crime Team executed a number of warrants in the Shropshire and West Midlands areas in February, alongside Dyfed Powys Police and West Mercia Police as part of Operation Calafat.

The investigation came following reports of high value agricultural machinery and quad bikes thefts in rural areas including Tywyn, Dolgellau and Bala.

A number of items were seized during the searches.

In total, eight men and a woman have now been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal, and conspiring to steal from another, between August 2022 and March 2023.

The following people have charged and will appear at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on June 1:

  • Wayne Price, 30 and Nicole Price, 31, both of Lower Cross, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury.
  • Dean Rogerson, 32, of Shadwell Quarry, Farley Road, Much Wenlock.
  • Neil Shevlin, 30, of The Four Winds, Bridgnorth Road, Shifnal, Shropshire.
  • Ryan Taylor, 30, of Hayward Parade, Wombridge, Telford.
  • Nial Lloyd, 25, of Windsor Crescent, Broseley.
  • Glenn Beresford, 20, of Worcester Road, Netherton.
  • Brad Skidmore, 18, of Withymoor Road, Stourbridge.
  • Liam Griffiths, 31, of 127 Swan Street, Pensnett.