Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2016

Two further arrests in Rhyl murder investigation as family pay tribute to victim Mark Mason

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 31st, 2016

Update Tuesday November 1st:

A further two men have been arrested overnight in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Mark Mason.

Mr Mason, 48, who was from Rhyl, died following an incident at a car park in Marsh Road at around 7.24pm on Thursday October 27th ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Both the arrested men are from outside the North Wales area and are in custody in St Asaph. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This brings a total of four men currently in custody in relation to the investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two other people previously arrested have been released on police bail pending further enquiries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Update Monday October 31st.

A fourth person has been arrest in connection with the murder of Mark Mason in Rhyl.

The arrest, like the previous three arrests on Saturday, was made outside the North Wales area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Mason, 48, who was from Rhyl, died following an stabbing incident at a car park in Marsh Road at around 7.24pm on Thursday October 27th. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Devonport said:

“Two of the people arrested have been released on police bail and two remain in custody whilst investigations continue and further interviews are conducted.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Magistrates this morning granted a further period of detention for one of those arrested. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

DCI Devonport added: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Our inquiries are ongoing and we are still keen to hear from the community of Rhyl and the surrounding areas.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We know that the vehicle in which Mr Mark Mason was attacked in was a Renault Kangoo, registration X213 HHN. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Kangoo was followed along Ffordd Las, Rhyl by a Black BMW X1 car, before being followed into the Home Bargains car park.  The occupants of this vehicle are responsible for the targeted and planned attack on Mark Mason. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We know that there were a few people in the area of Marsh Road and Ffordd Las at the time of the attack and I would like anyone in the area to make contact so we can rule them out of the investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Whilst we have made arrests, we still require help from the community of Rhyl and the surrounding areas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We are keen to gather information around the Black BMW X1, which we know contained a number of males. The behaviour of the vehicle and its occupants would have attracted attention before and after the fatal attack on Mark Mason.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Mason ‘s daughter Sky paid tribute to her father on behalf of his family, she said;

“My dad had a big heart and was loved by us all. We had an amazing bond when I was younger and he carried that bond on with my little brother. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He had a way with people and was full of humour, that’s what myself, my family and everyone who knew him will remember him by. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thank you to everyone who has sent their condolences, it’s comforting to know he was liked by so many.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anybody with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, or via the live web chat, quoting reference number U163736. Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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