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North Wales Police appeals for help to solve Flintshire murder investigations

DETECTIVES are appealing to Chronicle readers to help solve some of Flintshire’s most notorious crimes.

The murders of postman Paul Savage and widow Elsie Hughes are still unsolved.

North Wales Police’s Detective Chief Inspector, John Hanson, is keen for the public to get involved and help police solve the high-profile cases.

He said: “Murder investigations are never closed and are reviewed periodically by the major incident team.

“A review presents an opportunity to revisit the investigation to see if fresh evidence has come to light that might help solve the crime.

“I would appeal to anyone with information about these unsolved murder investigations to come forward and tell us what they know.

“The answers to these cases lie in North Wales.”

He added: “All information is treated in the strictest confidence and we have structures in place to support witnesses who come forward to assist.”

Paul Savage, a married 30-year-old father-of-one, was bludgeoned to death while out on his rounds on February 4, 2003.

And Elsie Hughes, 90, was found in a pool of blood at her home on Hawarden Road, Abermorddu, in September 2005.

Det Chief Insp Hanson added: “We believe Elsie disturbed intruders in her home and they viciously attacked her. We need information to catch the cowards who committed this crime.”

He added: “The Paul Savage investigation is now nearly eight years old.

“We are certain there are a small number of crucial witnesses still in the Mold area who could help us solve this vicious attack.

“We hope we can bring the killers to justice and allow Paul’s family to move on. Please help us.”