Ten people have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Rhyl.
Five are being held on suspicion of murder – a 43 year-old man and four teenage boys, including two 16 year-olds, a 15 year-old and a 17 year-old. It follows a violent disturbance at a house on Prince Edward Avenue at just after 3am on Sunday morning.
A 37 year-old man from the Manchester area – yet to be named by police – died in hospital from stab wounds . Police officers from both North Wales and Greater Manchester are providing support to the victim’s family.
Another three men – also believed to be from Manchester – were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan with non life-threatening injuries. The Welsh Ambulance Service said it sent four vehicles to the scene of the disturbance, including three ambulances.
The murder suspects are being questioned at Wrexham police station and four men from outside North Wales are being held on suspicion of affray and wounding. A fifth man was later arrested on suspicion of affray and public order offences.
Detectives say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder, but forensic experts are still at the scene of the stabbing, which cordoned off while investigations continue. House to house enquiries have also taken place on the street, which was closed off to traffic until around 2pm.
Superintendent Sian Beck said patrols in the area had been stepped up to provide reassurance amid heightened police activity. She added: ”I am appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who heard or witnessed a disturbance in Prince Edward Avenue at around 3am this morning.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference no. V061153.