Slate pillar stolen

Police are appealing for information after a large slate pillar was taken from the ancient cart path, which leads from Mynydd Llandegai to Rhiwlas.

PCSO 3622 Iwan Owen said: “This slate pillar is large and heavy, its dimensions being  7’ tall by 2’ wide by 2’ in depth.”

“Historically this pillar marked the border of the old wards of Penrhyn and Faenol and has been in place for at least a century. It has a symbolic importance to the local community, who are enraged by this theft.”

He added:  “A vehicle would had to have been used to remove the pillar and it is likely that this would have been stolen to fit a particular demand  - possibly  purchased or installed by someone quite innocently.”

Police are keen to trace the owner of a white 4x4 vehicle which was seen driving along the path towards Rhiwlas at about 3pm on Saturday 31st January.

PCSO Owen added: “I would be interested to hear if anyone has had a large slate piece installed recently or is due to have one installed.”

Anyone who may have seen the pillar being taken or who may know where it is located is asked to call PCSO Owen at Bethesda Police Station on 101, quoting reference RC15016440. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.