North East Wales

Kitchen knife used in fatal Denbigh stabbing sought

Laura Stuart Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Ms Stuart's family described her as a "beautiful" daughter and "devoted" mother-of-two

People in Denbigh have been asked to search their outbuildings, gardens and bins for a kitchen knife used in a fatal stabbing.

Laura Jayne Stuart, 33, was wounded in the incident near Love Lane and High Street at around 04:00 BST on Saturday and died on Sunday.

Jason Cooper, 27, who is from the town, has been charged in connection with the incident.

He appeared before Mold Crown Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody.

A post mortem examination revealed the mother-of-two died as a result of stab wounds.

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Image caption The incident is alleged to have happened around Love Lane and High Street in Denbigh

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Neil Harrison said: "The weapon used remains outstanding despite a comprehensive search by specialist officers.

"From initial inquiries we believe a kitchen knife with a 5in blade was used and then disposed of.

"We are therefore asking anyone in the immediate area of Love Lane Denbigh and en-route to, and around, Denbigh Castle to check any outbuildings, gardens, and bins for any trace of the knife and to contact police immediately if one is found but to leave it for officers to recover."

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