Regional News — June 1, 2017 at 10:18 am — Updated: June 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

Deeside murder victim named

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The family of a Merseyside teenager murdered in Connah’s Quay say they are ”completely and utterly devastated”.

19 year-old Matthew Cassidy died from a fatal stab wound at an address on Bethel Place on Monday evening. A post-mortem examination was carried out at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd on Wednesday.

A 48 year-old man is still being held on suspicion of murder, along with a 19 year-old Merseyside woman on suspicion of assisting an offender and possessing controlled drugs.

Another man in his forties and a 60 year-old Flintshire woman were released without charge after being questioned by detectives on Tuesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Arwyn Jones described Mr Cassidy’s death as a ”senseless attack on a teenage boy”. He added: ”I strongly believe that the local community will have some information to help assist in bringing Matthew’s killer to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference no. V078270.

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