Posted: Fri 5th Feb 2016

Rhyl Murder – Family Tribute and Fresh Appeal

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016

North Wales Police detectives investigating the murder of 44 year old Liam James Hill are launching a fresh appeal for witnesses and his family have provided a moving tribute. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOCx3UzpiIo ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mr Hill’s body was discovered shortly before 2pm on Friday 8th January in his flat at 70 West Parade, Rhyl following which Police launched a murder enquiry. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Speaking at a Press Conference today at Police HQ in Colwyn Bay Liam’s sister Colette Sudlow said… ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am speaking on behalf of our family for my mum, my sister, our children and grandchildren. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Liam was a very much loved and important part of our family. He loved nothing more than spending time and having fun with us. He was kind, caring, generous and fun to be around. He loved sport, music and loved a little dance. He was one in a million. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For Liam to be taken away from us at such a young age and in such a cruel way is heart breaking. It is a nightmare that we can’t wake up from, something you read about on the news but think will never happen to you. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This has been a very difficult time for the whole family and it’s been made worse by the sudden passing of Liam’s older brother Sean on Tuesday night. We are devastated, mum is devastated. Someone, somewhere must have seen or know something. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On behalf of my mum and our family I’m pleading with you to come forward. Any information, anything at all. We need justice for Liam. We need to be able to lay him to rest and start to rebuild our lives.
Liam Hill Poster EN (1) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fresh appeal was also made by newly appointed SIO Det supt Mark Chesters who said… ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It’s now exactly four weeks since Liam’s body was discovered in his West Parade flat and Colette and her families lives were turned upside down. We have no doubt that Liam’s injuries were sustained as the result of a deliberate and sustained attack by one or more people. We are still trying to establish where he was attacked and by who. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Liam was a well-known person locally whose habits didn’t take him much out of the West Parade and surrounding area of west Rhyl. We are certain that someone within this area will have seen something or have some snippet of information that can help us identify who was involved and allow us to bring some degree of justice to his distraught family. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Did you know Liam? Did you see him at any time between Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th January? Were you at the Bar Bow Public House in Water Street on the evening of Wednesday 6th and see Liam, have you heard anything since? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Although I am grateful for some members of the community who have come forward, If I’m honest, we are a little disappointed about the lack of information from the local community. I am certain the key to this investigation lies within the local community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

I’m very grateful to Colette for having the strength to speak about Liam today and asking for the public’s help. You have seen and heard how distressing this is for her family. Please help bring Colette’s family some degree of justice by aiding our investigation. I’m sure someone in the community can assist”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Please phone Police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where all information can be given anonymously.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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