David Jones murder: police given more time to question suspects

Geograph (Terry Robinson)

Detectives have been given more time to question three people on suspicion of murdering a man in Holyhead.

It’s been confirmed David John Jones was ”badly assaulted” in the Thomas Street and Mount Pleasant area of the town on Tuesday morning.

The 58 year-old was well-known locally as DJ – he died at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday night.

A 47 year-old man was remanded in custody following a special sitting at Llandudno magistrates court on Friday – police were given a warrant to detain him until Sunday morning.

A 38 year-old man and a 44 year-old woman remain in custody after detectives were given more time by a superintendent on Saturday. All three suspects are local to the Holyhead area.

In a statement, Mr Jones’ family said they were ”utterly devastated” by the ”tragic death” of ”a much loved father, grandfather and partner”.

They added: ”We would like to thank the medical staff who did everything possible to try to save David…words cannot describe our loss and feeling of despair.”

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the attack to come forward. They’re also keen to hear from anyone who saw a man ”unsteady on his feet” between Thomas Street, Victoria Road and Holborn Road between 10am and 11am on Tuesday.

Mr Jones managed to walk to his partner’s address near Holborn Road before he was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. He was later transferred to a specialist trauma unit in Stoke, where he died surrounded by his family.

DCI Brian Kearney, whose leading the investigation, said: ”Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of David John Jones at this tragic time.”

”We are grateful for the help and support we have received from our community following our earlier press appeals – a number of witnesses have come forward.”

”However, I would again appeal to anyone who witnessed this assault or saw a male unsteady on his feet…or has any other relevant information in relation to this murder enquiry to contact North Wales Police.”

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