Wales

Man in court over Llanbedrog crash which killed nurse

Rebecca Louise Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Nurse Rebecca Louise - who joined Ysbyty Gwynedd in 2011 - was described as "compassionate, caring and kind"

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of mother-of-one by dangerous driving.

Nurse Rebecca Edwards, 34, from Llanberis, Gwynedd, died in a three-car crash in Llanbedrog on Friday.

Osian Hicks-Thomas, from Criccieth, is charged with drink-driving, failing to stop and failing to report an accident.

He appeared at Llandudno Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody until 14 January when he is due at Caernarfon Crown Court.

Ms Edwards' family said she was a "dedicated nurse" at Bangor's Ysbyty Gwynedd and her "partner, daughter, family and friends were the centre of her life".

Hospital director Martin Jones said: "Rebecca was a passionate nurse and a valued member of the Conwy Ward team at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

"Colleagues were deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of a much loved colleague who will be sorely missed."

He extended his condolences to Ms Edwards' family and said there would be continued support for any of her colleagues "affected by this tragedy".

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