Local News & Archive, North Wales Police — May 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm — Updated: May 5, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Road checks for continuing Rhyl murder investigation



North Wales Polices detectives  are continuing to investigate the murder of Liam Hill conducted in a road check in Rhyl yesterday – exactly four months to the day that the 44-year-old was last seen.

Led by Detective Superintendent Mark Chesters, local officers and those from the Major Incident Team stopped vehicles and pedestrians along West Parade and in the immediate vicinity, Rhyl, between 6.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday evening (May 4) in a bid to glean any further information about Liam and his last movements.

“From extensive inquiries we know that Liam was seen leaving Bar Bow on Water Street at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 6 ,” said Det Supt Chesters. “From there he walked up the street and turned left towards his home address on West Parade and was last seen at around 7.10pm within the communal area of his home address. This is the last confirmed sighting that we have of him.”

“Mr Hill’s body was discovered in his flat on West Parade shortly before 2pm on Friday 8th January.”

Det Supt Chesters added: “We are still trying to establish the full circumstances of how he came to sustain the injuries which then led to his death.”

During the road check a total of 69 people and motorists in their vehicles were spoken to.Det Supt Chester added: “The information collected yesterday evening will now be reviewed by officers and I would like to thank people for taking the time to speak to us, for their assistance and understanding.”

Anyone who has any information should contact Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote Operation Panatella.   Alternatively, and if you live in the Rhyl area, speak with any of the patrolling officers.

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