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Armed police respond to Cardiff stabbing incident

The attack happened in Tin Street in the Roath area.

Police say they received a call at around 3pm today reporting a stabbing in Tin Street, Roath.

A man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with a wound to his chest. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and he is a stable condition.

Officers are looking for two men who are believed to be involved in the assault and known to the victim. A police cordon is in place to allow for forensic examination, CCTV is being checked to identify those responsible.

Detectives are conducting house to house enquiries this evening and extra patrols will continue.

Armed police attended the location as a precaution to ensure the safety of the public and officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62140021228.

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Fire in Roath

Flat in Roath
An investigation is underway after a fire at a flat in Roath Credit: ITV News Wales

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is investigating after a fire at a flat in Cardiff. It happened early Saturday morning in the Roath area.

The flat has been severely damaged by the blaze.

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Murder charge

In the last hour a 31-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Peter Lewis.

The 68-year-old was discovered at his flat in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was found with a stab wound and taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The 31-year-old man, who is from the local area, is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Claude Road murder arrest

Police officers investigating the murder of Peter Lewis have arrested a 31-year-old local man on suspicion of murder. He is currently detained for questioning at Cardiff Bay police station.

South Wales Police are continuing to appeal for information.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police station on 02920 571530 or Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Family pays tribute to murdered 68-year-old Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis "made everyone around him smile", his family said Credit: South Wales Police

The family of Peter Lewis, who was fatally stabbed in the hallway of his home on Saturday, has paid tribute to him.

Peter’s sister and brother, Anne Wood and Michael Lewis, said: “Peter was born in a time when special needs were not addressed in the respectful way that we are now used to. He had a brilliant brain and an excellent memory, and went to school in Gabalfa, then Pengam in Cardiff."

“The little talent that Peter had, he used it to the limit; far more than an able bodied person would with all of their talent. Peter always used to say that disability is not inability.

"Peter was snatched from us so prematurely, but we know he is happy in heaven now. Even though Peter’s life was so full of pain and suffering, he always kept a smile on his face and made everyone around him smile too."

Mr Lewis, 68, died of a single stab wound following an incident at a communal hallway of his flat in Claude Road, Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are still trying to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at between 1am and 3am.

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