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Driver 'witness' plea over Meliden delivery man murder

Police at scene in Meliden
Image caption Police believe Gabor Sarkozi may have been attacked twice before he was found

The murder of a takeaway delivery driver in a Denbighshire village may have been witnessed by the occupants of a passing car, detectives claim.

Police say they believe Gabor Sarkozi, 38, a Hungarian, was attacked in two locations at Meliden near Prestatyn.

North Wales Police are appealing for a car driver and passengers and other possible witnesses to contact them.

Two men, aged 41 and 21, will appear before Prestatyn magistrates on Monday charged with Mr Sarkozi's murder.

Mr Sarkozi, known as Gabby, was found with serious head injuries in Ffordd Talagoch in Meliden at 10:45 BST last Tuesday.

He lived in Rhyl but worked as a food delivery driver for the Happy Garden Chinese takeaway in Meliden village and had been working on the night in question.

Det Ch Insp Iestyn Davies said the public response so far had been "extremely encouraging".

He said: "Mr Sarkozi's death shocked the local community who have assisted us greatly in the progress of the enquiry.

'Two attacks'

"I do believe that there are further witnesses who have yet to come forward who could provide important evidence in this case.

"I would appeal again for the driver of a light coloured Mini One or Ccooper type car with a black roof and possibly a convertible to come forward.

"We know that this vehicle travelled through Meliden village between 22:45 BST and 22.50 BST and that the occupants would have witnessed the attack.

"I now believe that Mr Sarkozi was attacked at two separate places on the night in question and that the other attack location was on Ffordd Talargoch near to the entrance of Dyserth Hall Mews."

Det Chief Insp Davies said it was about 100 yards on the Meliden side of the Dyserth traffic lights and is three-quarters of a mile from where Mr Sarkozi was found.

He wants anyone who was walking or cycling along the road between 21:30 BST and midnight to come forward as they may have important information.

North Wales Police can be contacted on 101, if in Wales, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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