Four teenage boys are among 10 people to have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in the seaside town of Rhyl, north Wales.
Police were called to reports of a violent disturbance at an address in Prince Edward Avenue at 3.03am on Sunday. A 37-year-old man from Manchester was found at the scene with severe stab wounds.
Despite efforts by police and paramedics, he was pronounced dead at Glan Clwyd hospital a short while later.
North Wales police said they had arrested a 47-year-old man and four teenage boys, two aged 16, one 15 and one 17, on suspicion of murder. Five other men remain in custody on suspicion of public order offences.
After the incident, three other males were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said they were not looking for any more suspects.
“This was a shocking incident in which a man has sadly died,” said Supt Sian Beck, of North Wales police. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time.” Greater Manchester police are thought to be providing support to the victim’s family.
Beck sought to reassure the public not to be alarmed by the increased police activity in Rhyl as officers carry out their investigations. “There will also be extra reassurance patrols in the area,” she said.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward. They are particularly keen to hear from people who might have heard or witnessed a disturbance in Prince Edward Avenue at about 3am on Sunday.