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Three men charged following Old Colwyn murder investigation

Three men have been charged in connection with the death of a man from Old Colwyn.

David James Kingsbury died of a single stab wound in the Bryn Heulog area of Old Colwyn. Credit: ITV Wales News / North Wales Police

30-year-old Dean Joseph Cody from Old Colwyn has charged been with the murder of 35-year-old David James Kingsbury.

Colin David Lyness, 30, and Thomas Charles Revatto, 50, both from the Old Colwyn area, have been charged with assisting an offender.

All three will be appearing before Llandudno Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

I would like to thank the public for their support and the valuable information they have provided since the investigation was launched on Thursday 5th January. We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information relating to the incident, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, to come forward.

– Arwyn Jones, Detective Inspector, North Wales Police


Man killed in Old Colwyn by 'single stab wound'

A man who died following an incident in Old Colwyn yesterday evening was killed as a result of a single stab wound.

David James Kingsbury died following a disturbance in the Bryn Heulog area. Credit: ITV Wales News/Ian Lang

The cause of death of the victim, named earlier as 35-year-old David James Kingsbury, was revealed following a Home Office post mortem.

A 38-year old woman, who is local to the Old Colwyn area, remains in police custody, having been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Our inquiries are ongoing. We are particularly interested in hearing form anyone who may have seen or heard a couple arguing in the Bryn Heulog, Llysfaen Road or Abergele Road areas of Old Colwyn, between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday 5 th January. We are also keen to speak to any motorists who may have been travelling in those areas at the given times who may have had active dash-cams operating in their vehicles.

– Detective Inspector Arwyn Jones, North Wales Police

Man who died after 'altercation' in Old Colwyn named

A man who died following a disturbance in the Bryn Heulog area of Old Colwyn has been named.

A woman local to Old Colwyn, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Credit: ITV Wales News/Ian Lang

35-year-old David James Kingsbury, who was local to the area, died after officers were called to the scene at around 8:30 last night.

A woman, also local to Old Colwyn, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. She remains in police custody.

We continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard an altercation involving a man and woman in the Bryn Heulog / Wellington Road areas or in Old Colwyn town centre, between late afternoon and approximately 9pm, to come forward.

– Detective Inspector Arwyn Jones, North Wales Police

We would like to reassure the local community that Old Colwyn is a very safe place, with instances of violence, particularly of this nature, being extremely rare.

– Local Inspector Kelly Isaacs, North Wales Police

The Coroner has been informed and a post mortem will be carried out later today.

Men gather in fancy dress to raise money for charity

It's hoped thousands of pounds will be raised for charity following a fancy dress walk in Old Colwyn involving around 80 local men.

Around 80 men met in fancy dress in Old Colwyn.

Despite the heavy rain the men came dressed in an array of colourful costumes, meeting at the Victoria Club in the village before starting their walk.

The event was arranged to help raise money for the Cuddles charity, who supply clothing and blankets for stillborn babies across UK hospitals.

The event was organised to help raise money for charity.

It's been a great turn out and the lads have really got in the spirit.

– Ian Jones, Organiser
Those arrived came in an array of colourful outfits.


Convicted murderer jailed for rape of teenage boy

A convicted murderer who raped a teenage boy after being released from prison has today been sentenced to another 10 years behind bars.

Robert Kirkham, 64 and from Old Colwyn, spent more than 20 years in jail, after being convicted of murder back in 1982.

Robert Kirkham was found guilty of rape and multiple indecent assaults. Credit: North Wales Police

He then raped and indecently assaulted a 13-year-old boy in the Wrexham area around 1996, after he was released on licence from his previous sentence.

At Mold Crown Court today, he was jailed for ten years, and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Hundreds of jobs saved at Old Colwyn's Daniel Contractors

News that hundreds of jobs have been safeguarded in Old Colwyn is being welcomed. Daniel Contractors has gone into administration but Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has appointed another company to take over the work.

It is excellent news that Enterprise Utility Services has been appointed by Dwr Cymru and as a result job losses at Daniel Contractors have been averted.

I know that the staff will welcome this certainty over there future and I am grateful for the swift appointment of this contract by Dwr Cymru.

– David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales

We have been monitoring Daniels’ financial and trading position for a number of months and have taken steps to support them. In parallel to this we have also sought to protect the interest of our customers and have been running a procurement process to appoint alternative suppliers should the situation with Daniel deteriorate.

On this basis we have appointed Enterprise Utility Services as an emergency contractor to undertake the contract.

They have been selected through a competitive process and have a five month contract with us as part of this emergency contingency arrangement.

– Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Old Colwyn building firm goes into administration

A building firm in Old Colwyn confirmed today that they have gone into administration.

There have been fears for the future of Daniel Contractors, which employs 250 people at its North Wales site.

Administrators Deloitte say they are in discussions to sell all or parts of the business and safeguard as many jobs as possible.

Read more: Jobs under threat at Colwyn Bay firm

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