Holyhead: murder inquiry after man ‘badly assaulted’

Geograph (Terry Robinson)

A murder inquiry is underway after a 58 year-old man died following an attack in Holyhead.

Detectives say the local man was ”badly assaulted” in the Thomas Street and Mount Pleasant area of the town between 10am and 11am on Tuesday morning (17th November).

It’s understood he managed to walk a short distance down to his partner’s address near Holborn Road.

The man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor but transferred that evening to a specialist trauma unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. He died on Thursday night, surrounded by his family.

DCI Brian Kearney, whose leading the investigation, said the victim was well known in the Holyhead area.

He added: ”The victim’s family are obviously deeply traumatised and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers. I would request that their privacy is respected at this tragic time.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or saw a man ”unsteady on his feet” between Holborn Road, Victoria Road and Thomas Street between 10am and 11am to come forward.

An incident room has been set up at Llangefni police station as part of the murder inquiry.

DCI Kearney added: ”Anglesey remains one of the safest communities in the UK, due to the help we receive from our community in such serious crime investigations.”

”I would like to reiterate, that if you have any information whatsoever, please come forward and assist us. We are very grateful to those who have already come forward and supported the investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Llangefni police station on 101, quoting reference no. Y168927, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, use the live web chat on the North Wales Police website.

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