Posted: Fri 2nd Jun 2017

Connah’s Quay Murder – 6th person arrested as investigation continues

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 2nd, 2017

Police say they have made another arrest in relation to the murder of 19-year-old Matthew Cassidy in Connah’s Quay on May 29.

The latest arrest took place yesterday afternoon, June 1, when a 19-year-old male from the Merseyside area was taken into custody.

It brings the total number of people arrested so far to six as the investigation into the fatal stabbing of the teenager continues.

Detectives have also been granted more time to question a 48-year-old man who was arrested on the night of the murder.

Police believe members of local community may hold vital clues to the murder and are appealing again for people to come forward with information.

Det Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said;

A 19-year-old male from the Merseyside area was arrested yesterday afternoon, June 1, on suspicion of murder. This now brings the total of those arrested in connection with this senseless crime to six.

We have been granted further time to question a 48-year-old male arrested on May 29 and an 18-year-old male arrested on Wednesday 31, both of whom are in custody on suspicion of murder.

Our investigation is progressing well. However, despite the number of arrests, we still believe that there are people within the local community holding key information, and who, for whatever reason, have not come forward.

It is vitally important for the public to understand that this was the brutal murder of a teenage boy who had his whole life ahead of him, a life that came to a tragic end on May 29.

I strongly believe the answers as to who was responsible for this murder lie within the local community and I would implore you to come forward and speak to us.

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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