Wrexham couple die in swollen river

Locals say the river has been the highest and strongest they've seen it for 15 years.

The body of Alicia Marie Williams, 25, was found by a dog walker on a gravel bank next to the River Clywedog near the Erddig Park early Wednesday evening.

Locals who knew Alicia, and saw that her dogs were running loose, knew that her partner David would also be near by, and alerted the emergency services.

The North East Wales Search and Rescue Team joined in the search, with David Christopher Platt, 25, being found further down the river at around midnight..

A witness told police that he had seen the couple walking with five dogs, who have now all been accounted for.  Chief Inspector Mark Pierce told Heart: "it's speculation to say whether or not the dogs have gone into the river and one or both of the couple have gone into save the dogs, we haven't got a witness to confirm that yet."

Manchester Arena Bomb Mental Health Unit For Bombing Victims

The Manchester Resilience Hub will be focused on helping people directly affected by the terror attack such as those at the Ariana Grande concert, immediate family members and emergency responders.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 82122

Matt Wilkinson

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart North West.

Follow Heart on Twitter