Cardiff pub murder investigation

Charges are dropped against eight men who were questioned following the death of a man after an altercation at a Cardiff city centre pub in January.

Charges dropped following Pontypridd man's death

Lyn Prosser died following an incident on St Mary Street, Cardiff, in January Credit: Family photograph / South Wales Police

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.

Eight bailed in Lyn Prosser murder investigation

Eight men arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 44-year-old man outside a Cardiff pub have been released on bail.

Lyn Prosser, from Beddau, died after an incident outside the O'Neill's pub on St Mary Street on Sunday night.

A full murder investigation is on-going, an incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and eight men have been released on bail while we continue making enquiries.

I would urge anyone who was in the area of O’Neill’s in St Mary Street on Sunday night who may have witnessed an altercation either inside or outside the pub to please contact us.

We are also keen to hear from anyone who has photographs or video footage on their mobile phones.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police

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Man who died after Cardiff altercations named

Lyn Prosser
Lyn Prosser died following altercations inside and outside an O'Neill's pub in Cardiff Credit: Family photograph / South Wales Police

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.

Post-mortem after death following pub 'altercation'

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

Eight men questioned on suspicion of murder

Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the sudden death of a man in Cardiff last night, South Wales Police has confirmed.

An incident happened in St. Mary Street at around 11pm last night. The man's next of kin have been told, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Outside the pub in Cardiff
The incident is thought to have taken place at the O'Neill's pub Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

'Sudden death' of man after pub incident

Outside the pub in Cardiff
Forensic investigators are at the pub in the capital Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Police are treating the death of a man after an incident in a pub in Cardiff as a 'sudden death'.

A spokesman for the pub, O'Neill on St. Mary Street, said: 'A serious incident took place late yesterday evening. The police are currently investigating and we are co-operating fully.'

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Police investigate death of man after incident in Cardiff pub

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.

Police tape in Cardiff city centre
Police have cordoned off an area at the bottom of St. Mary Street in Cardiff city centre Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales