Posted: Sun 4th Jun 2017

Connah’s Quay Stabbing: Police charge 19-year old man from Liverpool with murder.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 4th, 2017

Police have charged a man with the murder of 19-year-old Matthew Cassidy who was fatally stabbed in Connahs Quay on bank holiday Monday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

David John Woods, aged 19 and from Liverpool has been charged with murder and will appear before magistrates in Mold today, Monday, June 5. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two other men who were being held on suspicion of murder have been released pending further investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Despite the charge, detectives are still appealing to the local community for any information that may help with the investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies said:

We have today presented evidence collected over the last week to the Crown Prosecution Service. They concluded that there was sufficient evidence to charge David John Woods, aged 19 and from Liverpool with murder. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The family of Matthew have been informed. David Woods will appear before Mold magistrates court on Monday 5th June. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two other men who were being held on suspicion of murder have been released pending further investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Despite a charge arising out of this enquiry the investigation is very much live and I would appeal for anyone who has any information to contact us. This information can also be given in confidence. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This information can also be given in confidence. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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