North East Wales

Ruthin man injured after disturbing burglar

Police at the scene
Image caption The burglar ran off after being disturbed by a man at the property

Police are searching for a burglar who ran off leaving a man in his 60s with a head injury after he was disturbed.

The intruder entered a house in Ruthin, Denbighshire, just before 09:50 GMT but fled after he was seen.

The other man was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan but is not thought to be seriously hurt.

The burglar is described as white, 6ft (1.83m) tall, of stocky build and speaking with a local accent. He wore a charcoal-coloured coat or jacket.

North Wales Police said the intruder was also wearing a dark grey coloured baseball cap with a peak at the front.

The jacket is described as having a woolly exterior and appeared to be fur lined. The collar was upturned covering the man's face along with what is believed to be a scarf.


Officers are appealing for witnesses and said they were carrying out house-to-house inquiries and high-visibility patrols in the area.

A Welsh ambulance service spokesperson 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."

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