North West Wales

Emma Jones murder: Alwen Jones, 23, remanded over Penygroes murder

Emma Louise Jones
Image caption Police have named the victim as Emma Louise Jones

A 23-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in a village in Gwynedd.

Police said Emma Jones, 31, died as a result of a stab wound in Penygroes in the early hours of Saturday.

Alwen Eluned Jones, from the nearby village of Llanllyfni, was remanded by Caernarfon magistrates to appear before the town's crown court on Tuesday.

A man and woman who were also arrested have been released without charge. An appeal for witnesses has been issued.

Ms Jones was pronounced dead in hospital following the incident. Forensic experts were called to the scene at flats in Trem y Wyddfa.

The coroner has been informed and a family liaison officer is supporting Ms Jones' family.

The death came as Penygroes was about to celebrate its Christmas fayre, with preparations for the community event filmed for the S4C programme, Mel a Nia.

Tributes to Ms Jones have been posted on a special page on the social networking site Facebook.

Her family paid tribute to her as "a loving mum, daughter, sister and girlfriend who was taken away so tragically from us."

In a statement they added: "You are the new star that shines in the sky tonight and you will live forever in our hearts."

Image caption Police in Penygroes

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