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Murder investigation after body found in flat

A murder investigation has been launched by South Wales Police following the discovery of a person’s body at an address in Andrews Court, Rickards Street, Graig, Pontypridd.

The discovery was made just before 3pm on Friday by a police officer. Investigations are ongoing to confirm the identity of the body.

As part of the investigation, a police cordon is in place near the Sardis Road rugby ground in Pontypridd, and at the flat where the body was discovered.

A 50 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently in police custody.

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Police would like to hear from anybody living near Andrews Court on Rickard Street, Graig, Pontypridd, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the past few days.

Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, said: “We would like to speak to anybody who thinks they may have information that can help our investigation. No matter how insignificant the information may seem, we would like people to contact us.

In particular, we want to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the vicinity of Andrews Court, Rickards Street, were the body was found, and also to anyone who may have seen something suspicious near the rugby ground on Sardis Road in the past couple of days.

We have a team of detectives and the support of specialist resources working on this inquiry and while we understand it will alarm the community, this is an isolated incident and we do have somebody in custody.

We have a team of detectives and the support of specialist resources working on this inquiry and while we understand it will alarm the community, this is an isolated incident and we do have somebody in custody

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley
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Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference *140670 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police now close road under railway station

Road going under Pontypridd Railway Station now closed. Credit: ITV Wales News

ITV Wales' hannah Thomas reports from the scene that police have now "sealed-off an area under the railway bridge in Pontypridd. We don't know whether it is connected to the ongoing incident in the Sardis Road area of the town."

Mobile Policing Unit arrives at Pontypridd investigation. Credit: ITV Wales News

Rugby club tells members 'no access' to site

In a statement on its website Pontypridd Rugby Club says there is no access to its site.

Police near Pontypridd Rugby Club on Friday evening. Credit: ITV Wales News

Supporters, partners and neighbours of Pontypridd RFC are advised that the Sardis Road stadium is currently not accessible.

This is due to a police investigation into a major incident in the vicinity.

The club will keep all concerned informed regarding access to the Sardis Road stadium as further information is received from the relevant authorities.

– Pontypridd RFC
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Police confirm they are dealing with an incident

Police vans in the road leading to Pontypridd rugby club Credit: ITV Wales

Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident in Pontypridd but are not issuing any further details at this stage.

There is a large police presence around the town's rugby club.

The police helicopter has also been deployed and a cordon is in place.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club

Police officers are manning cordons around Pontypridd rugby club.

Police have been asked to comment.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club Credit: Jaspreet Badwal
Residents say the police helicopter is also in the air above the town Credit: Jaspreet Badwal
A series of different cordons are in place Credit: Jaspreet Badwal
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