Swansea murder charge

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after the death of a man in Gowerton, near Swansea, yesterday. He has been named as 51-year-old Richard Craddock from the Sandfields area of the city, and had suffered a single stab wound.

Floral tributes left for Swansea murder victim

Flowers have been left in Gowerton Credit: ITV News Wales

Floral tributes have been left in Gowerton in Swansea for Richard Craddock who died after an incident in the area on Saturday.

The 51-year-old was from the Sandfields area of the city.

He was found in a road in the area in the early hours of Saturday morning. He had a single stab wound, and died later in hospital.

A 23-year-old woman from Waunarlwydd, near Swansea, has appeared before magistrates this afternoon, charged with murder.

Messages and tributes have been left by relatives Credit: ITV News Wales

Woman charged with Swansea murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of man in Gowerton, Swansea.

The 23-year-old woman from the Waunarlydd area of Swansea will appear at Swansea Magistrates Court later today.

51-year-old Richard Craddock from the Sanfields area of the city was found in a road in Gowerton in the early hours of Saturday morning. He had a single stab wound, and died later in hospital.

Our thoughts are with Richard’s family at this difficult time and we are continuing to support them with Family Liaison Officers.

This incident occurred on a busy main road, in an area where there are a number of both residential and commercial properties. I am appealing directly to any person who may have information no matter how small or insignificant they may think it is to contact the incident at Cockett police station.

I would like to reassure the local community that we believe that this is an isolated tragic incident which we will continue to fully investigate to its conclusion

– Detective Superintendent Huw Lewis of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigation Team

Anyone with information should contact the incident room Cockett Police Station on 01792 562732 or 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.

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Gowerton death man named

Richard Craddock was found by emergency services injured in the road. Credit: South Wales Police

A man who died in Gowerton near Swansea in the early hours of yesterday morning has been formally identified as 51-year-old Richard Craddock from the Sandfields area of the city.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he suffered a single stab wound. He was found in a road.

His mother released this statement on behalf of his family: "We would like to thank all those people who came to help Richard and would ask for privacy to grieve at this very difficult time."

A 23-year-old woman is still being questioned on suspicion of murder.

South Wales Police says its continuing house-to-house enquiries and searches in the area.

Man was 'staggering down the road holding his neck'

Angela James, who lives on Sterry Road in Gowerton, told ITV News that she saw the man "staggering down the road holding his neck... and he just collapsed."

She called the emergency services - and saw an ambulance arrive to take him to hospital, where he later died.

A 23-year-old woman is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

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Man was found injured in road

Police were called to Sterry Road in Gowerton at around 1:25 this morning, to reports of an injured man in the road.

The man was taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital, where he later died.

He has not yet been formally identified, but next of kin have been informed.

South Wales Police is asking anyone with information to contact the force on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.