Posted: Wed 31st May 2017

Merseyside teenager named as Connah’s Quay fatal stabbing victim

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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

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

His family has said “We are completely and utterly devastated” following his murder earlier this week.

Police 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.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and police officers the man, not from the local area, was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones said:

A post mortem was carried out this morning at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, and we can confirm that Matthew’s death was as a result of a fatal stab wound. Matthew’s family have been informed and specially trained officers are continuing to support them.

DCI Jones added:

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.

Arrests so far:

  • A man in his 40s from the Flintshire arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender interviewed and released without charge whilst the investigation continues.
  • A woman in her 60s from the Flintshire arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, interviewed and released without charge whilst the investigation continues
  • 19-year-old female from the Merseyside arrested for alleged possession of controlled drugs and assisting an offender, she remains in custody in St Asaph
  • A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday evening remains in police custody, yet to interviewed.

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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