Cardiff murder investigation

Police arrest a 31-year-old man in connection with the death of pensioner Peter Lewis in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Claude Road murder arrest

Police officers investigating the murder of Peter Lewis have arrested a 31-year-old local man on suspicion of murder. He is currently detained for questioning at Cardiff Bay police station.

South Wales Police are continuing to appeal for information.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police station on 02920 571530 or Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Family pays tribute to murdered 68-year-old Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis "made everyone around him smile", his family said Credit: South Wales Police

The family of Peter Lewis, who was fatally stabbed in the hallway of his home on Saturday, has paid tribute to him.

Peter’s sister and brother, Anne Wood and Michael Lewis, said: “Peter was born in a time when special needs were not addressed in the respectful way that we are now used to. He had a brilliant brain and an excellent memory, and went to school in Gabalfa, then Pengam in Cardiff."

“The little talent that Peter had, he used it to the limit; far more than an able bodied person would with all of their talent. Peter always used to say that disability is not inability.

"Peter was snatched from us so prematurely, but we know he is happy in heaven now. Even though Peter’s life was so full of pain and suffering, he always kept a smile on his face and made everyone around him smile too."

Mr Lewis, 68, died of a single stab wound following an incident at a communal hallway of his flat in Claude Road, Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are still trying to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at between 1am and 3am.

Police name pensioner stabbed to death in Cardiff

South Wales Police have confirmed that a man who died after being stabbed on Saturday morning was Peter Lewis, who was 68. A post-mortem examination has confirmed that he died of a single stab wound following an incident at a communal hallway of a property in Claude Road.

A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and the investigation is being led by Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie.

“At around 2.40am yesterday the emergency services were called to a report of a serious assault at a property in Claude Road.

“Officers immediately attended the scene where they tended to Mr Lewis before he was taken to hospital by ambulance where he sadly died.

“I am anxious that the person responsible for his murder is apprehended and would urge anyone with information to contact the incident room or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

– Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie

Police are still trying to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around the time of this incident.He is described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers, and was running in the direction of Newport Road.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Lewis’ family who have our full support during this terrible time.It is understandable that the people of Cardiff, and in particular Roath, will be shocked and worried that such a serious incident taken place. I wish to reassure them that everything is being done to arrest the person responsible."

– Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas

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Murder investigation underway in Cardiff

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a man in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of this morning.

An area of Calude Road is still cordoned off and police wish to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around 2:45am this morning.

The man seen running in the direction of Newport Road has been described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers.

Police are also appealing for information from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in Claude Road and Oakfield Street areas this morning between 1am and 3am

A major incident room has now been set up at Cardiff Central Police station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.