Third suspect arrested in Colwyn Bay murder probe

November 21, 2023 - 585 views

Police investigating the murder of a 65-year-old man in Colwyn Bay have arrested a third suspect.

North Wales Police said officers were called at 02:15 GMT on Monday to a single vehicle crash on Princes Drive.

Following an incident in the early hours of Monday morning in Colwyn Bay in which a 65 year old local man died, detectives have launched a murder investigation.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.15am to reports of a single vehicle RTC on Princes Drive in Colwyn Bay. Officers attended and following a short search of the area, a 33 year old man from Colwyn Bay and a 42 year old man from Widnes were arrested. They remain in custody."

Det. Chief Inspector Sarah-Jayne Williams said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Bay View Road, Greenfield Road or Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay around 2am this morning to contact us. If any drivers have dashcam footage that could assist us, please get in touch either vis our live webchat online or on 101 quoting reference A183958.

"There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area whilst we continue our investigations, and I would like to thank the local residents for the assistance they have already afforded us."

The family of the victim are being supported by specialist officers and the local Coroner’s Office have been informed.

North Wales Police added: "We would remind members of the public that this continues to be a live investigation and would encourage that for legal reasons, people do not speculate on social media. However, should you have any information that can help, please contact us."