Police arrest 21-year-old man on suspicion of murder after Newport death

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Officers and paramedics attended the incident in Newport on Tuesday, 14 May. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Police have arrested a 21-year old man from the Newport area on suspicion of murder following the death of a 36-year-old man who was found "unresponsive" in the city.

Officers and paramedics attended the incident at Chepstow Road on Tuesday, 14 May. The man was found "unresponsive" at around 6pm and was later confirmed to have died.

Gwent Police have since named the man who died as Lee Crewe.

Police say they believe this incident to be isolated, and his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Virginia Davies, the senior investigating officer at Gwent Police, said: "We would like to reassure the communities of Newport that we are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

"Officers are currently in the area carrying out further enquiries; if you have any questions or concerns, please do speak to them.

“As our investigation continues, we ask you not to speculate or share information online which may cause harm or upset to the victim’s family or jeopardise our investigation.

"Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and friends. We urge you, if you have any information, even if you think it is minor, that could assist our enquiries, please call 101 or direct message us on social media quoting 2400157385."

Anyone who has dashcam footage, or CCTV, from Chepstow Road, or in the area around Merriott Place, between 4.45pm and 7pm on Tuesday, 14 May, is also asked to contact police.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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