A TAXI firm based in Bangor has said that one of its cars that was involved in a fatal crash in Conwy last weekend had been “stolen”.

Premier Group said it is helping police officers with their investigations following the crash, which took place early on Saturday (October 28).

One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later that day, it issued a statement saying one of its vehicles had been involved in the crash, but added on Tuesday (October 31) that the car had been “stolen”.

Premier Group said: “Whilst we offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the individual who lost their life, we wish to be clear that our vehicle involved in this incident was stolen from us.

“The Premier Group are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff, and we are all deeply saddened by this heartbreaking incident that occurred over the weekend.”


Bangor taxi firm says one of its vehicles was involved in fatal crash

Police said the crash involved a white Hyundai vehicle on the A55, eastbound, at Dwygyfylchi.

Next of kin of the deceased has been informed, as has The Coroner’s Office.

The road was closed eastbound from junction 16 (Puffin Roundabout / Penmaenbach Headland) to junction 17 (Conwy) from 5.50am on Saturday.

Premier Group’s initial statement read: “The Premier Group can confirm it was one of our vehicles involved in the traffic accident this morning on the A55.

“The management and staff are currently assisting North Wales Police with their investigation. If you have any information relating to this incident, we urge you to contact the police.

“Our sincere thoughts go out to the family of the deceased person.”