A TEENAGER from Kinmel Bay has admitted an attempted robbery in Rhyl more than two years ago.

Phoenix Divers, 19, of Rhys Avenue, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery at Mold Crown Court today (May 28), having previously denied the charge.

Divers, who was 16 at the time of the April 2022 incident, admitted possession of a bladed article – a meat cleaver – in relation to the same incident, in March.

He has also previously admitted grievous bodily harm, and was convicted of possession of a bladed article, regarding an incident in Rhyl on December 19, 2023.

A third charge in relation to the incident of robbery was dropped after no evidence was offered.

Divers, who is remanded in custody and whose trial was scheduled to start today, will now be sentenced on Wednesday, July 3.


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In March, the court heard that Divers allegedly attempted a “street robbery” of a security guard, Gareth Mills, on April 17, 2022.

An off-duty police officer witnessed the incident, and Divers was arrested shortly after, when he was found to be in possession of the meat cleaver.

He was not charged with these two offences until January 2024.

On December 19, 2023, meanwhile, Divers was said to have been involved in an “ambush” in Rhyl, where he pursued a man while carrying a machete.

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.

A pre-sentence report will be prepared in Divers’ case prior to his sentencing.