North East Wales

Appeal after murder outside takeaway in Meliden

Crime scene in Meliden
Image caption A tent covers the scene where the man was found in Meliden

Police have launched a murder inquiry in a Denbighshire village after a man died following a late night attack outside a takeaway.

Local residents in Meliden told the BBC the victim worked as a driver for the takeaway. A post mortem examination is expected later.

North Wales Police, who cordoned off a street and the Happy Garden Chinese, are appealing for witnesses.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said the man who died was Hungarian. He was in his 30s and from Rhyl.

Officers are keen to speak to residents on the Ffordd Ty Newydd estate who saw anyone acting suspiciously between 22:00 BST and 23:00 BST on 18 October.

Police also want to trace the driver of a light coloured saloon car, who approached a police officer in the Dyserth Road area, locally known as the Dizzy Bends between 23:00 and 23:30 on Tuesday.

Chief Insp Iestyn Davies said: "He may have significant information that may assist the investigation."

Police were called to Meliden shortly after 22:45 BST after reports a man in his 30s had been seriously assaulted near the Chinese takeaway on Ffordd Talargoch.

The man was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, where he died of his injuries.

A row of properties, including the takeaway have been cordoned off and a tent covers where the man was found.

Forensic experts are still examining the scene and detectives are carrying out house to house inquiries.

The coroner has been informed of the death and a post mortem examination is due to take place on Wednesday.

Witnesses can also call 101, 0845 6071001 (Welsh language), 0845 6071002 (English), or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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