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Mold man in court charged with manslaughter of Peter Jones in Buckley

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THE devastated family of Peter William Jones, who died in Buckley on Sunday have paid tribute to him.

The 24-year-old former Alun School Mold pupil died in hospital on Sunday afternoon following an attack on Precinct Way at 1am.

A police statement released last night (Monday)  confirmed Gafyn Thomas Denman, 21, who is from the Mold area, has been charged  with manslaughter and remanded to appear before Mold magistrates today 9Tuesday).

A 22-year-old man who is from Sychdyn, near Mold, who was also arrested has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

In a statement released through North Wales Police, Peter's family said: "During the early hours of Sunday, May 9,our lives were turned upside down when our son Peter was attacked whilst on a night out with his father in Buckley.

"Peter was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Countess of Chester hospital and despite the best attempts of the hospital staff he peacefully passed away later that same day.

"Peter was a much loved son of Peter and Christine. He was also a loving brother and uncle. He was well known in the local community, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

"We as a family would now ask for some privacy during this obviously really difficult time.”

Family friend Haydn Bateman described Peter as a quiet lad and not the sort to get into trouble.

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, it’s a terrible shame”, he said.

A forensic examination was conducted at the scene and Precinct Way was cordoned off, but has now reopened to the public.

North Wales Police are now making an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesperson said: “We would be interested to hear from anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Precinct Way between 12.50-1am on Sunday and who may have information on this incident to contact North Wales Police on 101 at any time of day or night and in confidence.”"

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