PLANS to turn a former passenger ferry on the Flintshire coast into a zombie attraction have been postponed.

The Zombie Infection company bought the Mostyn-based Duke of Lancaster grounded ship, situated on the edge of the Dee estuary, which has been empty for more than 30 years.

The company had hoped to start holding events this month which would see actors dressed as zombies chase and challenge customers in an experience which the company warns is not for the faint-hearted.

However, confusion over land ownership has led the to postponement of the opening of the attraction. And five days worth of events had already been booked by customers, who have been offered refunds or a transfer.

The issue surrounds a road forming part of the nearby Wales Coastal Path. It would need to provide access for a fire truck, but therefore needs widening and its potholes to be filled.

However, Greg Rudman, owner of Zombie Infection, and the adjacent land owners are having trouble locating the owner to do the work. While Mr Rudman said the attraction would still go ahead, he could not give a date.

He said: "It's an obstacle we didn't foresee, it's not a great situation.

"But we have been working with the (ship's) owner for eight years. We're not going to stop after that amount of time and effort."

The ship, built in 1956 at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast - which also produced the Titanic - became a landmark after being grounded in the estuary in 1979, and has been unused since the mid-1980s.