A man has died following a car fire in Connah's Quay.

Emergency services were called to the fire in Wepre Drive at 8.27am on Friday morning.

The 46-year-old victim, who is from Mancot, Flintshire, suffered severe burns and has since died at a hospital on Merseyside.

North Wales Police have confirmed that that the man's family have been informed and they are not treating the death as suspicious.

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DI Eleri Thomas said: “This was an extremely distressing incident which has impacted greatly on the local community and in particular on those who tried to help.

“I would like to thank those who tried to assist and I am appealing for anyone who may have information to contact us.

“I am also appealing for anyone who may have dash-cam or video footage not to publish it on line, but to contact the police on www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support quoting reference W149266.”

The Leader:

Earlier on Friday, the town's Civic Hall was closed due to the incident, as well as the town's library.

Connah's Quay Town Council posted on Twitter: "Due to a serious police incident in the square outside the Civic Hall we have been advised that the Hall has to be closed.

"Unfortunately the blood donor sessions today have had to be cancelled as a result."

A spokesman for Flintshire Council added: "Due to a police incident in Connah's Quay, the Connah's Quay Flintshire Connects and Library building will be closed for the rest of the day. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused."

The Leader:

Golftyn Ward councillor Andy Dunbobbin tweeted: "I [saw] the smoke along the main road and immediately went to help.

"Car in flames and the poor driver was as well. Truly horrific scene. I’m still digesting what I’ve just witnessed.

"I wish I could ease people’s fears but the man was engulfed in flames. Me and others were shouting for him to lie down so the flames would extinguish. It was horrible and felt so helpless."

Cllr Dunbobbin later tweeted his thanks to all those who helped at the scene.