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34-year-old man charged with murder of Neath man Matthew Thomas

Detectives investigating a murder which occurred in Neath in the early hours of Friday, 15 July have charged a 34 year-old man from Hampshire with murder.

Daniel Pickering, 34, will appear before Swansea Magistrates Court on Monday, 18 July, 2022.

Matthew Thomas, 47, from Neath died in hospital this morning where he had been in a critical condition since being admitted on Friday, 15 July,

Matthew Thomas

His family have respectfully asked to be left alone to grieve in peace – they are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

Detectives are continuing their appeal for anybody who may have information to come forward.

In particular they would like to speak to anybody who may have been inside or outside the Arch Bar and Nightclub at approximately 00:50hrs on 15 July, to make contact with officers if they have not already.

Anybody who has information can contact the Major Crime Investigation Team via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP22B51-P01 quoting reference 2200236046.

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