Bala murder investigation

Police increase patrols in the town of Bala, Gwynedd, following the murder of Slovakian man Branislav Gula in the town on Saturday.

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Police increase patrols after Bala murder of Branislav Gula

After the murder of a Slovakian man in Bala, Gwynedd on November 10th, North Wales Police say they're putting more patrols in place to "reassure" the public.

Additional high visibility patrols by local Community Beat Managers, Community Support Officers and Special Constables will take place as well as consulting with local councillors and other members of the local community.

I would emphasise that we will reach out to all groups within the community, particularly those from Eastern Europe to reassure that we are here for everyone and will address whatever concerns they have.

– Inspector Mark Armstrong, North Wales Police

Branislav Gula, 42, died on Plasey Street in the town on Saturday. Fellow Slovakian Julius Hecko, 23, has been charged with his murder.

Bala murder suspect appears in court

A 23-year-old Slovakian man has appeared in court this afternoon accused of the murder of another man at Bala in Gwynedd. Julius Hecko was remanded in custody by magistrates at Caernarfon to appear before a judge at the town's crown court later today.

He is charged with murdering Branislav Gula, 42, at a flat in Plassey Street in Bala on Saturday 10 November.


Gwynedd murder suspect appears in court

Julius Hecko a 23-year-old Slovakian will appear at Caernarfon magistrates today charged with the murder of Branislav Gula who was 42.

Police were called to Plassey Street in Bala on Saturday where they discovered the body of 42-year-old Mr Gula, also from Slovakia.

Despite charging an individual with murder our enquiries are still very much on going. I would like to appeal to anyone in the community who may have witnessed events leading up to the evening of Saturday 10th November, or in fact anyone who can assist us complete a full picture and background to contact Police on 101

– Senior Investigating Officer DCI Andrew Williams

Man charged with murder after Bala death

A Slovakian man has been charged with the murder of a fellow Slovakian man in Bala in Gwynedd. Branislav Gula, who was 42, died on Plasey Street in the town on Saturday. 23-year-old Julius Hecko will appear at Caernarfon Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Four other people arrested in connection with Mr Gula's death have been released on bail to give officers more time to 'conclude enquiries'. Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Four further arrests over suspicious death in Gwynedd

Four more people are being questioned by police investigating a suspicious death in Bala. Police say they were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

North Wales Police were called to a flat in Plassey Street in Bala, Gwynedd on Saturday afternoon where they discovered the body a 42-year-old man. A 20-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on the 101 number.


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