Bod­ies found on beach are linked to dis­cov­ery of foot

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

THE bod­ies of two men found on a beach have been iden­ti­fied.

De­tec­tives con­firmed the break­through af­ter the dis­cov­ery of the men on Mall­traeth, near New­bor­ough, Anglesey, on Fri­day morn­ing.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Ger­wyn Thomas, from Caernar­fon CID, said: “We have es­tab­lished the iden­ti­ties of the two men sadly found at 11.43am on Fri­day on the beach at Mall­traeth on Anglesey and we are now in the process of con­tact­ing their next of kin.

“Nei­ther of the men is from the North Wales area.”

“Their deaths are cur­rently be­ing treated as un­ex­plained as we carry out our in­ves­ti­ga­tion to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances.”

Po­lice have linked the find to a hu­man foot that was re­cov­ered from a beach, across the Me­nai Strait in Y Felin­heli, Gwynedd last Wed­nes­day.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion car­ried out ear­lier this week on the foot found in Y Felin­heli re­vealed it had been in the water for no longer than a week.

Mall­traeth res­i­dents said the first they knew of the dis­cov­ery was when a num­ber of po­lice cars went hurtling through New­bor­ough to­wards the beach.

One lo­cal, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied, said: “Four cars went through the vil­lage very close to­gether and then an­other two. All had their blue lights flash­ing and sirens blar­ing.” Pic­ture: David Pow­ell

Coast­guard and po­lice at New­bor­ough For­est cor­don off ac­cess to a beach where two bod­ies were found

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