Posted: Tue 30th May 2017

Connah’s Quay murder appeal after 19 year old man dies from stab wounds

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017


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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Police are appealing for information after a 19 year old man sustained fatal stab wounds in Connah’s Quay.

Officers were called to an address at Bethel Place, Connahs Quay shortly before 8pm on Monday May 29 following reports of a serious incident.  Despite the efforts of paramedics and police officers the man, not from the local area, was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner is aware and a post-mortem will be carried out later today.

A 48 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is custody.

Det Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said; “I am appealing for anyone with information about this tragic incident to come forward.

“I am conscious that this incident occurred during daylight, was near to a public house and, therefore, it is likely there was a large number of people in the area at the time.

“I would ask if anybody heard anything, such as screaming, shouting or an altercation, who may at the time have thought nothing of it, to please come forward.

“If you saw anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, please contact us – your information could be vital.

“Although a male is in custody, I would like to highlight that the investigation remains in its infancy.  The fact that a male has been arrested should not dissuade anyone with any information from coming forward.

“Given recent events, I would also like to reassure the public that this is not a terrorist – related incident, but you will notice a significant police presence in the area as we pursue our investigation.”

The deceased’s next of kin, also not from the North Wales area, have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference V078270.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Recap an earlier report.

  • Police called just after 8pm – members of the public report a large-scale police response.
  • Armed police and dog units responded.
  • Two ambulances and a paramedic rapid response car also at the scene.
  • Police have not disclosed the nature of the incident.
  • Officers have been conducting door to door enquiries. 
  • Investigation is ongoing as NWP offer reassurance to the community. 
  • High Street has reopened this morning.

A busy main road through Connah’s Quay is back open this morning following an overnight closure due to a police investigation into what they are describing as a ‘serious incident’ which took place on Monday evening.

[miptheme_quote author=”Councillor Bernie Attridge ” style=”text-left”]As the County Councillor for the area in question it is very concerning to hear of this incident. I am awaiting more information from NWP to exactly what happened. I would urge anyone with info to contact NWP on 101.[/miptheme_quote]

Cordons remain in place around the building with police officers guarding all sides, two police cars are still at the scene this morning.

Picture taken at around 9pm on Monday evening

Witnesses reported seeing a large-scale police response on High Street close to the Chapel Street junction just after 8pm on Monday.

Two emergency ambulances and a paramedic rapid response car were also seen close to a property known locally as Bethel Place,  a three-story block of flats.

Around 12 police vehicles were spotted in the location including armed officers from the Cheshire and North Wales Armed Alliance along with a dog unit and a number of crime scene investigators.

Police say they received initial reports of an ‘incident’ at 8pm on Monday evening, they are yet to disclose the nature of the incident but said in an update at 12.30am this morning;

Investigations into the incident are ongoing, and officers have been conducting door to door enquiries.

The B5129 High Street was cordoned off with police tape along a 40-metre stretch, from the pedestrian crossing near the Chapel Street junction to the entrance of Bethel Place.

One resident who lives opposite told Deeside.com she was not allowed into her property from the front entrance as it was within the police cordon.

Picture Credit @Stu_McNally

Forensic officers wearing white protective suits were seen working along the pavement area directly outside Bethel Place flats which are owned by Wales and West Housing Association.

Police began to conduct doing door to door enquiries as the investigation got underway, one resident told Deeside.com officers had said they were dealing with a ‘very serious incident’

In a statement released by police Detective Chief Inspector Dan Tipton said:

I would like to reassure the local community who may have been concerned by the Police activity in the area.
As we are in the early stages of an ongoing investigation, we cannot release further details – however we can say that the incident is under control and there is no ongoing risk to the public and members of the local community.

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