Local News & Archive — April 19, 2017 at 11:32 am — Updated: April 19, 2017 at 11:32 am

Nightclub owner attacked outside Rhyl home



Detectives say two men subjected the owner of a Rhyl nightclub to a ”cowardly” attack outside his home.

It’s believed the men followed Fusion owner Gwil Ritchie to his house on Violet Grove at around 4.30am on Easter Saturday. They demanded money from him during the assault and fled the area before police were called.

Mr Ritchie told the Daily Post he was hit on the head with an axe but managed to take the weapon off one of the hooded attackers and fight back in self defence. He was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan, needing treatment for a lump on his head and a cut finger.

Detective Inspector Chris Bell said it was fortunate the victim had not sustained more serious injuries and a number of lines of enquiry were already being followed.

He added: ”If you know who was responsible for this incident or you have any information, no matter how insignificant you believe it may be, I urge you to get in touch. We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the nightclub or in Violet Grove around the time of this incident to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact Central CID on 101, quoting reference no. RC17052948, or Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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