Posted: Thu 1st Jun 2017

Connah’s Quay Murder: Forensics officers continue to work at Bethel Place three days after fatal stabbing

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 1st, 2017


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Crime Scene Investigators are continuing to work in and around an address at Bethel Place, Connah’s Quay today three days after a teenager died from stab wounds.

The rear and part of the front of Bethel Place remain cordoned off as forensics officers scour the area for evidence.

The 19-year-old victim of the fatal stabbing has been named as Matthew James Cassidy who was from the Liverpool area.

A post-mortem carried out yesterday concluded Matthew died as a result of a fatal stab wound he suffered during an incident on Monday evening.

Police have called on the local community to come forward with information which may help bring his killer to justice.

Matthew’s family said they are “completely and utterly devastated” by his death and have asked for complete privacy while the investigation continues, they are being supported by specialist officers.

Police were called to an address at Bethel Place shortly before 8pm on Monday, May 29 following reports of a serious incident.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and police officers, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said:

This was a senseless attack on a teenage boy. I strongly believe that the local community will have some information to help assist in bringing Matthews killer to justice.

I would just like to reiterate that no matter how insignificant you may feel the information is, it may be vital to the investigation.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday evening he remains in police custody, up until Wednesday he was yet to be interviewed as he was under medical care.

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s from the Flintshire area were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, they were interviewed and released without charge whilst the investigation continues.

A 19-year-old female from the Merseyside area was arrested for alleged possession of controlled drugs and assisting an offender.

Anyone with any information relating to the investigation is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference V078270.

Alternatively contact the webchat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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