North West Wales

Man bailed after gun incident at Penrhyndeudraeth pub

A 25-year-old man has been questioned by police after a firearm incident at a pub in Penrhyndeudraeth in Gwynedd.

Officers were called to the Royal Oak in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is understood to have followed a row between new pub managers and people ordering their drinks in Welsh.

Police say a man, who it is understood was not a customer, was released on bail on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Two weapons were recovered following the incident.

Gwynedd county councillor and local shopkeeper Dewi Lewis praised the actions of the police, saying they had taken the issue seriously.

He said: "My understanding is customers were ordering drinks in Welsh.

"The landlords didn't like that and took offence and asked (people) to order in English and customers were not happy."

North Wales Police say the brewery owners of the public house are fully cooperating with the inquiry.

The force said it was continuing to investigate.

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