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Aberdare man named

A man who died at his home in Aberdare in the early hours of this morning has been named as Andrew David Male. He was 45.

South Wales Police have launched a murder investigation. An 18-year-old man arrested after the incident is being held at Cardiff Bay Police Station.

People will be shocked about what has occurred in their usually quiet community, but I am appealing for some perspective as this type of incident is extremely rare. We have a team of specially trained investigators assigned to this case, and local officers are carrying out house to house enquiries, providing reassurance to local people. We have somebody in custody and are doing everything we possibly can at this stage.

– Local Inspector Tony Carpenter, South Wales Police

Murder investigation after man dies in Aberdare

Police in Aberdare have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 45-year-old man. Officers were called to a house on Cardiff Road at 3am this morning.

An 18-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

South Wales Police is asking anyone who was in the area between 2am and 3.20am this morning, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to contact them.

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