A MURDER investigation has been launched into the death of a man from Colwyn Bay, police have confirmed.

The man has not been named by police, but has been confirmed as a 65-year-old.

Officers attended and following a short search of the area, a 33-year-old man from Colwyn Bay and a 42-year-old man from Widnes were arrested; they remain in custody.

Police had been called at 2.15am today (November 20) to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on Princes Drive.


Police cordon in Colwyn Bay following early-hours incident

Several lines of enquiry are ongoing into another individual suspected to have been involved.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah-Jayne Williams said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Bay View Road, Greenfield Road or Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay around 2am this morning to contact us.

“If any drivers have dashcam footage that could assist us, please get in touch either vis our live webchat online or on 101 quoting reference A183958.

“Whilst we continue to investigate the possible involvement of a female in this isolated incident, I would stress that we have no concerns for the safety of the wider community.

“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area whilst we continue our investigations, and I would like to thank local residents for the assistance they have already afforded us.”

The family of the victim are being supported by specialist officers, and the Coroner’s Office has been informed.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.48am to an incident at a property on Bay View Road in Colwyn Bay.

“We sent two emergency ambulances to the scene, where the crews were supported by a Cymru High Acuity Response Unit.”

A police cordon was put in place in the Greenfield Road / Bay View Road area of the town this morning.

A witness told the Pioneer: "All streets and alleyway are cornered off and forensics are at the car.

"At 4:30am, I was woken up by blue flashing lights straight through my window. When I looked out, I noticed an ambulance and two police cars parked.

"A car that was seen this morning is now crashed into a post leading to the slip road to the motorway."