Newport murder charge: Family pay tribute to man found dead on street

Carl Ball was found outside a property in Heron Way on the afternoon of August 19. Credit: Google Maps

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 51-year-old who was found lying in a street in Newport, South Wales.

Andrew Gareth Southwood, 39, of Chaffinch Way, Duffryn, is charged with killing Carl Ball on August 19.

Mr Ball was discovered by Gwent Police outside a property in Heron Way at around 4.40pm and confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Southwood appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday (August 25) in front of Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke, following an appearance at Newport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Judge Lloyd-Clarke remanded him in custody pending a bail application.

'Extremely shocked'

Mr Ball's family said in a statement: “On behalf of myself, Carl’s family, and friends, we are extremely shocked at what has happened.

“It feels so unreal. He was loved and cherished by us all.

“We ask for some time alone for us to grieve in peace.”

A second man, 27, was also arrested on suspicion of murder before being released on conditional bail.