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Murder investigation launched after 21-year-old stabbed to death in Cardiff city centre

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A murder investigation is underway after a 21-year-old man died following being stabbed in Cardiff city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police say the man has not been formally identified but is believed to be from Grangetown in Cardiff.

Officers were called at approximately 4.50am this morning to St Mary’s Street following reports of an assault.

Police confirmed on Sunday afternoon that CCTV footage shows the man collapsing "as a result of being stabbed".

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Emergency services performed CPR at the scene until he was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he died.

His family has been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.

South Wales Police say a number of officers and the police helicopter were in the area and a number of cordons remain in place while investigations continues.

A young man has tragically lost his life early this morning and we are doing all we can to identify the person responsible.

CCTV shows a disturbance which starts in the street near McDonalds and moves towards the Oxfam store where the victim has collapsed having sustained a wound as a result of being stabbed.

Significant police enquiries are continuing in the area and we thank the local community, including businesses and visitors, for its understanding while a number of cordons remain in place.

– Detective Superintendent Richard Jones, from South Wales Police Major Crime Investigation Team
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Witnesses have described the suspect making-off initially in the direction of Wood Street, and then towards Penarth Road at the rear of Cardiff Central Railway station.

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