Cardiff murder investigation

Police arrest a 31-year-old man in connection with the death of pensioner Peter Lewis in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Police name pensioner stabbed to death in Cardiff

South Wales Police have confirmed that a man who died after being stabbed on Saturday morning was Peter Lewis, who was 68. A post-mortem examination has confirmed that he died of a single stab wound following an incident at a communal hallway of a property in Claude Road.

A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and the investigation is being led by Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie.

“At around 2.40am yesterday the emergency services were called to a report of a serious assault at a property in Claude Road.

“Officers immediately attended the scene where they tended to Mr Lewis before he was taken to hospital by ambulance where he sadly died.

“I am anxious that the person responsible for his murder is apprehended and would urge anyone with information to contact the incident room or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

– Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie

Police are still trying to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around the time of this incident.He is described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers, and was running in the direction of Newport Road.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Lewis’ family who have our full support during this terrible time.It is understandable that the people of Cardiff, and in particular Roath, will be shocked and worried that such a serious incident taken place. I wish to reassure them that everything is being done to arrest the person responsible."

– Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas

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