Presteigne death: Man bailed

A 19-year-old arrested following the death of a man in Presteigne has been released on police bail. 42-year-old Darren John Deakins died in hospital after being discovered in an area known locally as Wents Meadow on August 19.

Teenager bailed following Presteigne 'meadow' death

A 19-year-old arrested following the death of a man in Presteigne has been released on police bail.

42-year-old Darren John Deakins died in hospital after being discovered in an area known locally as Wents Meadow on Monday.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Darren John Deakins has been released from custody on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Inquiries are continuing and anyone with information that can assist police is asked to contact officers on 101.

– Dyfed Powys Police statement

Presteigne death: Man named as Darren John Deakins

Dyfed Powys Police continue to investigate the death of 42-year-old Darren John Deakins Credit: Family / Dyfed Powys Police

Police investigating the death of a man in Powys have named him as Darren John Deakins.

The 42-year-old was discovered in a meadow in Presteigne, known locally as Wents Meadow, early on Monday morning.

He was taken to Hereford Hospital, where he later died.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Teenager arrested after Powys man dies in hospital

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 42-year-old man was discovered in the Wents Meadow area of Presteigne yesterday.

An ambulance attended and conveyed the man to hospital. Sadly we can confirm he has now passed away.

The area has been secured for forensic enquiries to take place, and officers are conducting other enquiries in the area.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

– Dyfed Powys Police

Officers are continuing their appeal for any information or witnesses.