North East Wales

Wrexham head teacher Nicholas Hankin denies school fraud

Nicholas Hankin Image copyright Andrew Price

A north Wales head teacher has appeared in court charged with fraud at two primary schools where he worked in Wrexham.

Nicholas Robert Hankin, 54, of Colwyn Bay, pleaded not guilty to three charges - one while he was head at Ysgol Tanyfron between 2014 and 2015.

The other two relate to when he worked at Ysgol Gwenfro in 2015.

Mold Crown Court heard he had been suspended from his job for the past 16 months.

Judge Rhys Rowlands released Mr Hankin on bail ahead of a trial set for 30 October.