Local News & Archive — May 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm — Updated: May 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Rhyl murder victim named locally


A man stabbed to death in Rhyl has been named locally as a shopkeeper from south Manchester.

37 year-old Amarjeet Singh from Burnage died after a violent disturbance at a house on Prince Edward Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. Ten people are still being questioned at St Asaph police station, including four teenage boys and a man on suspicion of murder.

It’s believed Mr Singh, known as VJ, had been running a designer clothes shop at the White Rose Centre in Rhyl and had been splitting his time between the town and Manchester – he was married with two children.

He was described as a man devoted to his faith and family and was a regular at the Gurdwara temple in Whalley Range, near his hometown. In Rhyl, floral tributes have been left at Mr Singh’s house and outside his shop.

Kane Berkeley, a neighbour of Mr Singh’s for ten years, told the Manchester Evening News: ”He was the most genuine person you could ever meet. He would go out of his way to help anyone. I literally do not know a better person. He always had time for you. ”The love and support has been amazing. It just shows what good man he was and how much he touched everyone he came in contact with. It’s a tragedy. He was a hard- working family man who lived for his children and family and they will be affected most by this, so my thoughts are with them in these unthinkable times. We will never get over this. A pure soul taken too early. The good die young – may he rest in paradise.”

North Wales Police have yet to confirm the identity of the victim. Yesterday, detectives were granted another 36 hours to question ten people in connection with the murder:

  • A 43 year-old man from Rhyl – and four teenage boys, including two 16 year-olds, a 15 year-old and a 17 year-old – are under arrest on suspicion of murder.
  • Five men – believed to be from Greater Manchester – are being held on suspicion of affray, wounding and public order offences.

Three other men were treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries following the disturbance. A later police raid in connection with the incident took place in the Maes y Gog estate in the east end of Rhyl.

Patrols have been stepped up in the area and police are still urging anyone with information about the disturbance to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference no. V061153.

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