Fresh Arrest Over Rhyl Murder

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Rhyl.

Mark Mason, 48 was killed in the town on Thursday night in what police believed was a “targeted” attack.

The father had been a passenger in a Renault Kangoo van in a car park alongside the Home Bargains store in the town when he was attacked by the occupants of a black BMW X1 car which had followed him. Paramedics tried to revive Mr Mason but he couldn’t be saved.

All suspects being held by officers are from outside the region.

On Sunday night, Detective Chief Inspector Jason Devonport of North Wales Police said: “We know that the vehicle in which Mr Mark Mason was attacked in was a Renault Kangoo, registration X213 HHN. The Kangoo was followed along Ffordd Las, Rhyl by a Black BMW X1 car, before being followed into the Home Bargains car park.  The occupants of this vehicle are responsible for the targeted and planned attack on Mark Mason."

“We know that there were a few people in the area of Marsh Road and Ffordd Las at the time of the attack and I would like anyone in the area to make contact so we can rule them out of the investigation. Whilst we have made arrests, we still require help from the community of Rhyl and the surrounding areas."

 “We are keen to gather information around the Black BMW X1, which we know contained a number of males. The behaviour of the vehicle and its occupants would have attracted attention before and after the fatal attack on Mark Mason.”

 Anybody with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, or via the live web chat, quoting reference number U163736. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.