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Police re-appeal for information following murder charge

South Wales Police has made a re-appeal to anyone who has any information relating to Tracey Woodford's whereabouts from the evening of Tuesday 21 April to get in touch.

I would like anybody who hasn’t already come forward to get in touch. I am keen to establish Tracey’s movements over the past week.

“We have received significant support from the public who have no doubt been traumatised by what has unfolded. I would like to thank them for this support and assure them that we are doing everything we possibly can to find out exactly what happened to Tracey."

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police

Man, 50, charged in connection with Pontypridd murder

South Wales Police has charged a 50 year-old man in connection with the murder of Tracey Woodford.

He is due to appear at Pontypridd Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A post mortem has been carried out but officers are awaiting the results of further forensic tests to determine the cause of Tracey’s death.

Her body was found dismembered in a flat in the Graig area of the town on Friday.

Officers investigating the incident are continuing their appeal for witnesses.


Family of murdered woman pay tribute to her

The family of Tracey Woodford, whose body was found at a flat in Pontypridd on Friday have paid tribute to her saying she was a "kind-hearted and a selfless person who would go out of her way to help anyone".

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Tracey was liked and loved by all of her family and friends. She was a gentle person who would not hurt anyone and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. We are thankful for all the support we have received to date. We ask all to respect our wishes for privacy and to be left alone to grieve at this very difficult time.”

– Family of Tracey Woodford

South Wales Police is continuing its appeal for witnesses.

In particular they would like to establish Tracey’s movements during the days leading up to the discovery of her body on Friday.

They would like anybody who saw Tracey since she was last seen by family at 12.45pm on Tuesday. In particular they want to hear from anyone who may have seen Tracey in the Skinny Dog public house, between 9pm and 11pm on 21 April.

Tracey is around 5ft 7 inches tall with shoulder length ginger hair. She was wearing a black cardigan at the time she was last seen.

Welshmen among those reported missing following Nepal earthquake

Two men from Wales is among those who have been reported missing following the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors after yesterday's devastating earthquake Credit: PA

57-year-old Huw Alexander Lashmar, has been listed as missing on a website set-up to help find those in the affected area.

According to the website, Huw Alexander Lashmar was last seen on Saturday in the city of Kathmandu looking for somewhere to have dinner.

Another man's name - Jason Russel from Wrexham appears on another list on a different website.

50-year-old Aidrian Summers also from Wales had been reported missing but ITV Wales understands he has made contact with the company he works for in London.

A third welshman Raymond Williams was also feared to be caught up, but has indicated on the website he is safe.

Rescue efforts in Nepal are continuing after the deadly earthquake killed more than 2,000 people - the country's worst earthquake disaster in more than 80 years.


Judgement Day: Dragons 10-29 Scarlets

Scarlets beat a lacklustre Newport Gwent Dragons 29-10 to earn a bonus-point Guinness Pro12 victory at the Millennium Stadium and give themselves a golden opportunity of making next season's European Champions Cup.

Scarlets' Wales internationals Scott and Liam Williams were prominent in putting out the Dragons' fire, with both getting tries either side of the break.

Captain and hooker Ken Owens got the first Scarlets touchdown and wing Harry Robinson topped a good performance with one of his own.

Fly-half Rhys Priestland booted a penalty and three conversions while the Dragons relied on a well-taken try from centre Tyler Morgan and a solitary penalty and conversion from outside-half Dorian Jones for their points.

Police given more time to question suspect in murder case

South Wales Police has been given a further 36 hours to interview a man held on suspicion of the murder of Tracey Woodford.

Credit: South Wales Police

The 47-year-old's dismembered body was discovered in a flat in Pontypridd on Friday where a 50-year-old man was arrested.

A post-mortem examination will take place later today.

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