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Police name pensioner stabbed to death in Cardiff

South Wales Police have confirmed that a man who died after being stabbed on Saturday morning was Peter Lewis, who was 68. A post-mortem examination has confirmed that he died of a single stab wound following an incident at a communal hallway of a property in Claude Road.

A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and the investigation is being led by Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie.

“At around 2.40am yesterday the emergency services were called to a report of a serious assault at a property in Claude Road.

“Officers immediately attended the scene where they tended to Mr Lewis before he was taken to hospital by ambulance where he sadly died.

“I am anxious that the person responsible for his murder is apprehended and would urge anyone with information to contact the incident room or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

– Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie

Police are still trying to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around the time of this incident.He is described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers, and was running in the direction of Newport Road.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Lewis’ family who have our full support during this terrible time.It is understandable that the people of Cardiff, and in particular Roath, will be shocked and worried that such a serious incident taken place. I wish to reassure them that everything is being done to arrest the person responsible."

– Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas

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Murder investigation underway in Cardiff

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a man in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of this morning.

An area of Calude Road is still cordoned off and police wish to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around 2:45am this morning.

The man seen running in the direction of Newport Road has been described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers.

Police are also appealing for information from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in Claude Road and Oakfield Street areas this morning between 1am and 3am

A major incident room has now been set up at Cardiff Central Police station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

'Reopen Billie-Jo investigation', urges Sion Jenkins

Sion Jenkins, who spent six years in jail for killing his foster daughter before being acquitted, is calling for a fresh investigation of the murder.

Mr Jenkins, whose family come from Aberystwyth, was speaking on ITV1's Daybreak this morning.

"I'm not simply focusing on the Mirror story" he said. "I think it was a good piece of journalism, and there are elements that should be looked at. But I'm not simply pointing the figure at that individual, or actually anyone."

The former deputy headteacher said a new investigation should take a broad view, insisting that "the key to opening the case" lies in "the tens of thousands of sheets of paper and evidence" already collected.

Sussex Police said they are not linking Imiela with any inquiry and there are no plans to reopen the Billie-Jo investigation without any new lines to examine.

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