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Conner Marshall investigation: Police thank community for support

South Wales Police have thanked the local community in Barry and Porthcawl for their "support and patience" while investigating the murder of Conner Marshall.

Conner Marshall was staying with friends at the Trecco Bay holiday park Credit: PA

"We know incidents like this can cause a great deal of concern and anxiety" said DCI Kath Pritchard.

"The community support has undoubtedly helped us to bring the person responsible for Conner’s murder to justice."

The man who admitted the murder - 26-year-old David James Braddon from Caerphilly - will be sentenced on June 3.

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Preferred bidder named for part of Swansea Lagoon project

Credit: Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) plc

Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for the ~£200M contract to deliver the lagoon’s 410 metre turbine house and sluice structure block.

Developers say this part of the project will require up to 500 workers at peak construction, a substantial number of whom will be local to South Wales. Concrete, reinforcing and other materials will also be sourced locally.

Laing O’Rourke has named Arup as its lead design and engineering partner for the contract.

Announcing that Laing O’Rourke is joining the team is a major step forward for the project. As preferred bidder, their contribution over the next few months alongside General Electric and Andritz Hydro will be invaluable in preparing for delivery on site in 2016

– Andrew McNaughton, Tidal Lagoon Power
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