The family of a man who was allegedly murdered have paid tribute to the “loving, caring and kind” man.
Kyle Patrick Walley was found dead at a property in Eglqysfan in Rhosymedre in north Wales just after 5pm on Sunday.
Officers from North Wales Police have arrested a local 18-year-old man on suspicion of his murder.
Paying tribute to the young man, Kyle’s family said: “Kyle, you were just 19, with your whole life ahead of you, our boy; you were caring, loving and kind. You made us laugh, made us smile, you had so much to look forward to: college apprenticeship in September and so much more.
“We are absolutely devastated. You will be greatly missed by so many , you had the biggest smile and sense of humour; all the love in the world from Mum , Dad, Lee, Johnathan, Caitlin, Nanna, Aunty and everyone who knew you.”
Detective Chief Inspector Alun Oldfield said: “I would like to offer my condolences to Kyle’s family at this extremely difficult time.
“The circumstances surrounding this incident have been the subject of widespread social media speculation, and we are aware that many young people may have been affected by this. As such, School Liaison Officers and the Neighbourhood Policing Team are working closely with colleagues at Wrexham Council to offer the appropriate support and reassurance to the local community.”
A spokesman for Wrexham County Borough Council said: “Children’s Social Care and the Education department in Wrexham have proactively discussed the need to support any children and young people who may be affected by this tragic event. Education and social care staff will offer emotional support to children or young people when required.”
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Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward. You can do this by contacting the investigation team directly here.
Detective Inspector Chris Bell said: “Our enquiries are currently ongoing. However I would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident, and there is no cause for further concern.
“I am aware that highly graphic footage has been widely circulated on social media, and I would caution members of the public from sharing this further.
“Family Liaison Officers are currently providing support to the victim’s family, and out of respect, I would like to stress the importance of nothing being placed in the public domain that could cause further distress, or indeed prejudice any potential future trial.
“This includes, but is not limited to naming or speculation as to the identity of any individuals connected with this incident.
“For these reasons, we will not be commenting further on the case at this time.”