Man arrested in Halfway House murder investigation

Reporter:

Keri Trigg

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 67-year-old in Halfway House on Monday.

Following the arrest of a 65-year-old from Shrewsbury, police are keen to speak to anyone who was in Tony's Diner in Halfway House, on the A458 between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25. They also want to hear from you if you were in the area and saw anyone acting suspiciously.

Paramedics were called to the the diner at 4.40pm on Monday, where they found the man deceased with serious injuries to his head and torso.

They reported the incident to police who launched a murder investigation.

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy of West Mercia Police said: “At this time we are not sure what has happened and are trying to determine the man’s movements over the last few days.

“We are keen to speak to anyone that could have any information about the incident, or anyone who was in the area yesterday and saw anyone acting suspiciously.”

The scene is currently cordoned off with forensics officers onsite.

The victim has been identified as a 67-year-old man from Halfway House. His next of kin has been informed and a post mortem is due to take place.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101 and quote incident 598s of June 26. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

See full story in the County Times

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