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Three arrested after teenager’s disappearance

16 May 2021 3 minute read
Frankie Morris

Three people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a teenager almost a fortnight ago.

Frantisek “Frankie” Morris, 18, was last seen near the Vaynol Arms, Pentir, Gwynedd on Sunday, May 2 – a day after going to a rave at a disused quarry near Waunfawr, Caernarfon.

North Wales Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A second man and a woman were held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, they said.

Officers have now spoken to a cyclist who was caught on CCTV in the area but they are no longer part of their investigation.

They now want to speak to drivers of a number of cars seen in the area and have issued photographs of them in a bid to get the public’s help to trace them.


Chief Inspector Owain Llewelyn said: “After our appeal earlier today, I can confirm we have spoken to the cyclist in the CCTV images and they are no longer part of our investigation.

“I would now like to make a further appeal to the drivers of the cars in the attached images to come forward, as they may hold vital information which will assist us with our enquiries.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, the road from Pont Felin, Pentir heading towards Waen Wen will be closed until further notice. Motorists and the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.”

Dozens of volunteers have been involved in the search, using drones and dogs.

Police have also been making inquiries about the missing young man in areas such as Y Faenol and Y Felinheli.

Chief Insp Owain Llewelyn said “several useful reports and pieces of information” were being assessed.

“If there is anyone who was at the rave at the disused quarry in Waunfawr on Saturday, please use this link to contact us, anonymously if you prefer,” he said.

Frankie was last seen on CCTV pushing his bike near the Vaynol Arms.

More than 30 officers have conducted house-to-house inquiries, and specialists have been reviewing CCTV footage between Pentir and Bangor.

“We also have a team of 20 detectives dedicated to this investigation, and we continue to support Frankie’s family through our expert family liaison officers,” said Chief Insp Llewelyn.

Frankie’s brother Robin said the family, from Llandegfan, Anglesey, was “distraught” over his disappearance.

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