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Thursday, July 8, 1999 Published at 17:03 GMT 18:03 UK


Special Report

Man charged with murder after stabbing

The victim was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital

A Flint man charged with murder following a stabbing incident in the town has been remanded in custody.

Defendant Darren Anthony Hill, also known as Brett, did not apply for bail during a brief appearance before Flintshire magistrates.

Hill, 32, of Maes-y-dre in Flint is charged with murdering Ioan Tudor Williams a father of two from the Lache in Chester on Tuesday evening

Hill, who until a short time berfore the incident, lived with a woman named Rachel Griffiths at Flint, is alleged to have stabbed Mr Williams, who is Rachel Griffiths former partner, during an alleged fight outside her home in Maes Gwyn.

Details of the case were outlined to magistrates by Prosecutor Alun Humphreys.

Hill sporting a shaved head and wearing a blue police issue t-shirt, said nothing during the ten minute hearing apart from confirming his personal details to the clerk.

Ioan Williams, 33, from Chester, died in an incident in the Maes Gwyn area of Flint on Tuesday evening.

Police were called to Maes Gwyn where two men were reported to have been fighting outside a house.


BBC Radio Wales' Hugh Turnbull reports
Witnesses reported that one man had a knife and the other had a hammer.

One man returned to a local house on the estate with his girlfriend and it is understood that they were met by her former boyfriend before the incident started.

The current boyfriend, a man who has lived in Flint for a matter of months, suffered stab wounds and was rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital where he was found to be dead on arrival.



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