Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 65-year-old man in Colwyn Bay. Officers were called to reports of a single-vehicle crash in Princes Drive in the town in the early hours of Monday morning.

North Wales Police said that officers attended and after a short search of the area a 33-year-old man from Colwyn Bay and a 42-year-old man from Widnes were arrested. They remain in custody.

During Monday roads in the town were cordoned off as police responded to an incident which took place in the early hours. A statement from the force said that "several lines of inquiry are ongoing into another individual suspected to have been involved".

READ MORE: Police issue urgent appeal as four young men all go missing

READ MORE: School summer holidays could be cut to just four weeks under new Welsh Government plans

Detective chief inspector Sarah-Jayne Williams said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Bay View Road, Greenfield Road, or Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay, around 2am on Monday, November 20, to contact us. If any drivers have dashcam footage that could assist us please get in touch either vis our live webchat online or on 101 quoting reference A183958.

"Whilst we continue to investigate the possible involvement of a female in this isolated incident I would stress that we have no concerns for the safety of the wider community. There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area whilst we continue our investigations and I would like to thank local residents for the assistance they have already afforded us."

North Wales Police officers being assisted by forensics outside a property in Bay View Road, Colwyn Bay
Several roads were closed off during Monday as police investigations continued

The family of the victim are being supported by specialist officers and the coroner has been informed. A statement from the force added: "We would remind members of the public that this continues to be a live investigation and would encourage that for legal reasons people do not speculate on social media. However should you have any information that can help, please contact us directly."

Join the WalesOnline WhatsApp community

WalesOnline has launched a new breaking news and top stories WhatsApp community. From the biggest court stories to the latest traffic updates, weather warnings and breaking news, it's a simple way to stay up to date with what's happening in Wales.

Want to join? All you have to do is click on this link, select 'Join Community' and you're in. No one else in the community can see your personal information and you will only receive messages from the WalesOnline team. We will not spam your feed with constant messages, but you will receive updates from us daily.

If for some reason you decide you no longer want to be in our community, you can leave by clicking on the name at the top of your screen and clicking 'Exit Group'. You can read our Privacy Notice here.

Join our WhatsApp community here.