Peter Lewis murder case

31-year-old William Jones was charged with murder in May following the death of a Cardiff pensioner with learning difficulties.

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Police appeal for witness in Peter Lewis investigation

The man who was seen in the Charles Street
The man who was seen in the Charles Street area between 3.20 am and 4.30 am on April 28th Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police has issued an appeal to identify a man who they believe may have information relating to the murder of a Cardiff pensioner.

68-year-old Peter Lewis, who had learning difficulties, was found with a stab wound in the hallway of his flat on Claude Road, Roath on April 28th.

The man police want to speak to was seen in the Charles Street area of between 3.20 am and 4.30 am that day.

A police spokesperson stressed that the man is not suspected of any crime, and would simply be treated as a witness.

Man appears in court charged with Peter Lewis murder

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering Cardiff pensioner Peter Lewis.

William Jones, 31, of Adamsdown, Cardiff, was remanded in custody after a brief hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address. He will appear at Cardiff Crown Court on May 8th.

Mr Lewis' neighbours described him as a mild-mannered and harmless member of the community.

He was quite a jittery guy, he was always using his stick. It is a shock - I have never known anything like this before round here and I have lived here for 50 years.

– Jean Gregory, neighbour

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Murder charge

In the last hour a 31-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Peter Lewis.

The 68-year-old was discovered at his flat in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was found with a stab wound and taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The 31-year-old man, who is from the local area, is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.