Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Murder of Paul Savage

Ten years on, this brutal murder remains unsolved, despite reinvestigations by North Wales Police over the years, and the arrest in 2005 of nearly a dozen people.  The victim was Postman Paul Savage, a 30 year old man with a family, who was beaten to death by two assailants whilst he was out doing his deliveries.  He was attacked in Clayton Road in Mold on 4th February 2003.  He was found on the driveway of Flintshire councillor, Ray Dodd, lying in a pool of blood.  He had massive injuries to his head, which saw him rushed to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, but he died shortly afterwards.

    Mr Savage was originally from Sale near Manchester and had recently moved with his family to North Wales.  Police aid that they knew the motive for the attack but would not elaborate any further.  Later, a rumour spread that it was drugs related.  There has been no charges over the crime, despite case reviews.  In 2005, eleven people from North Wales and Cheshire were arrested in connection to a review of the case.  The arrests were in connection to drug trafficking, Grievous Bodily Harm and burglary.  A young man originally from North Wales, was arrested in Maastricht, in Holland.  Another review in 2010 resulted in searches of fields close to the murder scene, with items discovered being subjected to forensic testing.  This, however, did not bring any charges, and his family hope that one day the killers will be brought to justice.