A MURAL dedicated to Bangor-born footballer Nathan Broadhead has been unveiled in the city centre.

The mural was painted by artist Andy Birch, following funding from Gwynedd North neighbourhood policing team, the city council and various other partners.

Forward Broadhead, once of Everton, currently plays for Championship side Ipswich Town, and is a pivotal part of the team's promotion push this season.

His performances for his club have not gone unnoticed, with Broadhead receiving his first cap for Wales last year, for whom he has now played nine times.

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The mural also features 1876 and the Bangor coat of arms, along with the words “Gorau Chwarae Cyd Chwarae” (Team Play is the Best Play) and the Welsh football motto “Together Stronger” .

North Wales Police PCSO Julie Broadhead said: “With funding obtained from Crimebeat, PACT North Wales and Bangor City Council, we have been lucky enough to commission the fantastic artist, Andy Birch, to produce a mural within Bangor city centre.

"Following a spate of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour on our city walls, it was decided to organise a positive project, with the help of some local youths, to try and restore and revive this part of the city.

"I would like thank everyone who participated on this project, including: PACT, Bangor City Council, Gwynedd Youth Service, Gwynedd High Sheriff Mrs Phillips, Cllr Elin Walker Jones, Citizens Advice Bureau, all the young people, my colleagues from the Neighbourhood Policing Team and Andy Birch himself.

"Diolch yn fawr iawn - I hope residents and visitors to Bangor enjoy it for years to come.”