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Man held over Cardiff Prison death 'is fellow inmate'

Prison sources have told the Press Association the man arrested following the death of an inmate at Cardiff Prison is a serving prisoner.

It remains unclear at present what the arrested man's status is and what wing the police's investigation centres around.

South Wales Police say the death of the 45-year-old inmate is being treated as 'suspicious.'

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Police investigating 'suspicious' death at Cardiff Prison

South Wales Police says the death of a 45-year-old inmate at Cardiff Prison yesterday is being treated as 'suspicious.'

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody.

South Wales Police is investigating the suspicious death of a 45-year-old inmate at HMP Cardiff during the early hours of Thursday, March 6.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody at Cardiff Bay Police Station.

The HM Coroner has been informed and an investigation is continuing.

– South Wales Police statement


Pensioner stabbed in Cardiff cemetery attack

Police said the incident took place in Cathays Cemetery. Credit: Google Street View

Police said a 66-year-old woman was one of two people stabbed today at a Cardiff cemetery in an apparently unprovoked attack.

South Wales Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the incident, which left the woman in hospital undergoing surgery. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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Police: Cathays assaults 'appear to be unprovoked'

Police say a 25-year-old man arrested following two assaults in Cathays, Cardiff this afternoon remains in custody.

At 12.47pm today officers were called to Cathays Cemetery where a woman had been stabbed and this was followed by an incident around four minutes later in Tewkesbury Street where a man had also been assaulted resulting in facial injuries.

The woman is undergoing surgery at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, her injuries are not life-threatening and we awaiting a further update on her condition.

Understandably the local community are shocked by what appears to be an unprovoked assault on two people.

Officers, including armed response officers, were quickly at the scene and were able to make the arrest within 30 minutes. Thankfully incidents such as this are rare, Cardiff is a safe city, the injuries sustained are not life-threatening and a person remains in custody.

– Chief Inspector Helen Summerfield


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Cardiff incident: man and woman assaulted

At 12.47pm South Wales Police received a report that a woman in Allensbank Road has been assaulted and suffered a neck wound.

A second report was received at 12.51pm that a man had been assaulted in Tewkesbury Street.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was described as conscious and breathing at the scene and was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, for treatment. There is no update on her current condition.

The male victim, who is in his 30s, was described as being in shock after suffering facial injuries.

A man was arrested in Dalton Street at 1.12pm and a knife has been recovered.

– South Wales Police

Woman seriously injured by 'ballistic' dog

A woman has sustained serious injuries to her arms after her pet dog was savaged to death in a park.

Police were called to Victoria Park in Cardiff at around 2.40pm yesterday amid reports that a Pit Bull terrier-type dog had gone "ballistic".

South Wales Police said the dog responsible for the attack had been seized - although officers were still trying to trace its owner.

"The dog seized by police is described as being of a Pit Bull type appearance and is a distinctive blue-grey in colour," a police spokesperson said.

"We are asking the owner of this dog - or anyone who knows who is the owner to get in touch."

Those able to help should telephone South Wales Police on either 101 or 01656 655555. Alternatively, members of the public can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Investigation after large fire at Cardiff garden centre

An investigation is underway into the cause of a large fire at a garden centre in Cardiff as emergency services battled throughout the night to put out the blaze.

The fire engulfed Blooms Garden Centre in St Mellons, Cardiff Credit: Fire at Blooms Garden Centre in St Mellons, Cardiff CreditAdam Stephens / @adam1stephens
Firefighters battle the blaze late into the night. Credit: Matthew Horwood

Wales lose Rugby League World Cup opener to Italy

Italy were too strong for Wales in the sides' Rugby League World Cup match. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Italy beat Wales 32-16 at the Millennium Stadium on the opening day of the Rugby League World Cup.

Aidan Guerra scored two tries for the in-form Italians, who beat England in a warm-up match last week.

The defeat leaves Wales on course to meet tournament favourites Australia in the quarter-finals.

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