Convicted sex offender Reginald Alan Roach, 63, was found by a dog walker on the disused Bryn Cegin industrial estate in Bangor with his genitalia cut off and died from his “wounds”

A convicted sex offender bled to death on a derelict industrial estate with his genitals cut off.

Reginald Alan Roach was found “unresponsive” and died after sustaining “wounds” to his private parts, an inquest heard today (November 11).

The 63-year-old was discovered by a dog walker on the Bryn Cegin industrial estate in Bangor on Sunday (November 6).

 

Dr Brian Rodgers carried out a post mortem examination on the deceased, who lived at the Ty Newydd, bail hostel on Llandygai Road, Bangor.

The hearing into the death of Roach was opened at Caernarfon by Kate Sutherland, acting senior coroner for north west Wales.

Mrs Sutherland gave the provisional cause of death as “shock and haemorrhaging due to incised wounds removing genitalia”, and adjourned the hearing to a later date pending the result of further investigations.

Roach had a court appearance at Llandudno Magistrates Court on October 31, about a week before his death.

He faced a charge of failing to comply with notification requirements in relation to the sex offenders register at Caernarfon Police Station on September 13, 2022.

Roach was expected to enter a plea that day.

Earlier in August, Roach admitted exposing himself at a Travelodge Hotel.

In 2020, he admitted destroying a poppy memorial the day after Remembrance Sunday in 2019.

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