Funeral date set for Holywell man at centre of manslaughter probe

Published date: 08 January 2014 |
Published by: Owen Evans 
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A 47-YEAR-OLD man at the centre of an inquiry into an allegation of manslaughter will be buried next week.

Nicholas Lloyd Davies, of Holway in Holywell, died in November and an 80-year-old man was arrested and bailed on suspicion of manslaughter through gross negligence soon afterwards.

A North Wales Police spokesman said the man was still on bail.

After his death an inquest heard Mr Davies had received medical treatment from a private practitioner on November 20 in relation to a stiff neck.

North East Wales coroner John Gittins told the inquest in November that Mr Davies had collapsed and become unresponsive soon afterwards and an ambulance was called.

Mr Davies died in hospital five days later.

The inquest, at County Hall in Ruthin, also heard the practitioner indicated the treatment was provided with Mr Davies’ full co-operation.

A post-mortem examination conducted by consultant pathologist Dr Brian Rodgers, called for further tests to be conducted in order to determine the cause of death.

The inquest was adjourned.

After his death the family of Mr Davies, who ran Lloc Service Station alongside son Tim and father Brian, paid tribute to a “wonderful gentleman and perfect son and brother”.

They said: “Nick was a keen cyclist and squash player who will be sadly missed by many great friends who have all been devastated by this tragic news.

“Nick was a successful businessman who never had a cross word for anyone. He was kind-hearted and well-loved by everyone.

“He will be sorely missed.”

The funeral is being held at St Paul’s Church, Gorsedd, near Holywell, on Friday, January 17 at 2.30pm followed by interment at the churchyard.

Family flowers only have been requested with donations in Mr Davies’ memory for the intensive care unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan.

The tragedy is the second to strike the family in the space of just a few months after Mr Davies' brother, father-of-three Chris, from Gorsedd, died in a motorcycle accident on August 4.

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