Man accused of child kidnap dies in prison:
A MAN who had been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping on Anglesey has died in prison.
Robert Frith, 65, of Tyn Parc, Holyhead, was found dead at HMP Berwyn in Wrexham on Saturday November 14.
The former psychiatric nurse had been remanded in custody ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing in relation to the alleged kidnapping of a child in Gaerwen.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Berwyn prisoner Robert Frith died in custody on 14 November. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has been informed.”
He appeared at Llandudno Magistrates with five other defendants on November 9 accused of kidnapping a child under 10 on November 4. He was due to appear again before Caernarfon Crown Court on December 7.
The other defendants in the case are Jane Claire Going-Hill, 59, of Pump Street, Holyhead; Anke Hill, 50, of Cae Glas, Holyhead; Edward Stevenson, 68, of Parnell Close, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex; Janet Stevenson, 66, a charity counsellor, of Parnell Close, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex and Wilfred Wong, 55, of Pied Bull Court, Galen Place, Camden, London.
Prosecutor James Neary said the defendants are alleged to have “unlawfully and by force or fraud took or carried away a child against his will”. Wong is also charged with possessing a knife.