A TEENAGER from Kinmel Bay has pleaded not guilty to a charge of robbery in relation to an incident in Rhyl last month.

Phoenix Divers, 18, of Rhys Avenue, denied the charge at Mold Crown Court today (January 15).

He admitted another charge, of grievous bodily harm, and was convicted of a third charge, of possession of a bladed article, during today’s hearing.


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Oliver King, prosecuting, told the court that the incident, on December 19, 2023, involved an “ambush”, where Divers pursued a man while carrying a machete.

Divers may also face further charges for a separate incident earlier in 2023; a final decision on whether to pursue these will be made within the next two weeks.

If he is charged with more offences, he will enter his pleas to those on Friday, March 1.

Judge Rhys Rowlands, presiding over today’s hearing, set a provisional trial start date of Tuesday, May 28.

*North Wales Police was alerted to the incident, on Bath Street, at 5.35pm on December 19.

There was a large police presence during the time of the incident and a helicopter was spotted by residents, while one casualty was transferred to hospital.

The assault continued into the street and would have been witnessed by pedestrians and motorists.

Another three people were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.