Posted: Fri 29th May 2020

Banner flown over North Wales Police HQ in protest after no charges brought over crash

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 29th, 2020

A protest banner was flown over the HQ of North Wales Police this afternoon in a protest against the force’s handling of a fatal crash investigation.

A plane was seen in the skies over the building in Colwyn Bay with a large sign reading: “NWP Cover Up Celia Service Rhos 16/4/12” in tow.

Celia Service died in April 2012 aged 72 after a car mounted the kerb and hit her in Rhos-on-Sea.

Her family criticised how police handled the investigation following the decision not to charge 90-year-old Geoffrey Read, who was behind the wheel.

Her husband is believed to be responsible for the banner after he said he wanted justice for his wife of 50 years.

In a statement, the police force said: “We are aware of a light aircraft that circled the area above Police Headquarters in Colwyn Bay, in what is believed to be a protest.

“The plane has now left the area, and there is no cause for concern for public safety. Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing.”



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