Tributes to “loved father, grandfather and partner” who died following Holyhead attack

THE identity of a man who died following a Holyhead attack has been confirmed by North Wales Police.

Yesterday it was announced that an ‘incident room’ had been set up at Llangefni Police Station following the death of a local man.

The force has today confirmed the man to be 58-year-old David John Jones, also known locally as DJ.

His family has issued a brief statement this morning through their family liaison officers: “Our family are utterly devastated following the tragic death of David also known locally as DJ, a much loved father, grandfather and partner.

“Words cannot describe our shock and horror at what has happened to David.

“We would like to thank the medical staff who did everything possible to try to save David…words cannot describe our loss and feeling of despair.”

Two local men and a local female remain in police custody in connection with the murder investigation.

Yesterday (Friday, November 20), a 47-year-old man appeared at a ‘special court’ in Llandudno and police have been granted a warrant of further detention to hold him until early tomorrow morning (Sunday).

A 38-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman arrested yesterday in the Holyhead area remain in custody after detectives were granted a further period of extension by a Police Superintendent this morning.

DCI Brian Kearney, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of David John Jones at this tragic time.

“We are grateful for the help and support we have received from our community following our earlier press appeals – a number of witnesses have come forward.

“However, I would again appeal to anyone who witnessed this assault or saw a male unsteady on his feet between Thomas Street, Victoria Road and Holborn Road between 10am and11am on Tuesday, November 17 or has any other relevant information in relation to this murder enquiry to contact North Wales Police.”

Call 101 or use the live webchat with reference Y168927.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey