No further action will be taken against eight men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lyn Prosser from Pontypridd.
South Wales Police say the men, who were due to return to Cardiff Bay Police Station today, have been released from police bail following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mr Prosser, aged 44, from Beddau, died following an incident on St Mary Street, Cardiff, on Sunday 13th January.
Mr Prosser’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by a family liaison officer say police.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davison said the CPS decided no criminal offences were committed during the incident. An inquest will now take place to determine the cause and full circumstances of Mr Prosser’s death.
The man who died after several altercations in Cardiff city centre last night has been named as Lyn Prosser, who was 44 and from Beddau near Pontypridd. His family are being supported and told about the investigation into his death by family liaison officers.
There are eight men in custody, arrested on suspicion of murder. Three are aged 28, and the others are 24, 25, 30, 35 and 48.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that took place in O’Neill’s, St. Mary Street, at around 11pm and then a further altercation outside the pub.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today after a man died following an incident in Cardiff city centre. South Wales Police says he is in his 40s and from the Pontypridd area, but formal identification has not yet taken place.
Eight men, arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in custody.
At around 11.04pm last night an altercation took place in O’Neill’s, St. Mary Street, and several people were ejected from the pub. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in St. Mary Street at the time that may have witnessed an altercation involving a number of people outside the pub.
One man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and has sadly died. Our thoughts are with the man’s family who are being supported by family liaison officers. I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened, either inside or outside O’Neill’s, to contact us.
– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police
South Wales Police is investigating the death of a man after an incident in a pub in the centre of Cardiff. Officers were called to O'Neill's on St. Mary Street at around 11pm on Sunday night. The man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.