Bodies found on beach are linked to discovery of foot
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