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DETECTIVES investigating a serious assault in Bute Park, Cardiff, have arrested a 16-year-old girl.

The girl was arrested yesterday evening in the Creigiau area of Cardiff on suspicion of attempt murder and she remains in police custody.

A 54-year-old man remains in a life-threatening condition at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, following the assault at around 1am on Tuesday, July 20.

His family have been updated and are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

Senior Investigating Officer, A/Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wales said: “I would like to thank the public for their valuable assistance as we continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident.

“While this latest arrest is another positive development, we are still appealing for information. No matter how minor the information might seem, it could be crucial to our investigation.

“In particular, we’d like to hear from anyone who was in Bute Park during the very early hours of Tuesday, July 20.

“Specifically we want to  speak to anyone who was near the Millennium footbridge, which links Bute Park to Sophia Gardens, between midnight and 1.20am.”

A Major Incident Room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and increased patrols are continuing in the area.

Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee William Strickland, 36, both from Cardiff, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday, July 26) charged with attempt murder and are remanded in custody for a further court hearing on August 23.

Information or footage which could assist the investigation can be submitted via an online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP21B34-PO1

Alternatively, contact us by one of the following means quoting occurrence *254215.
Go to: https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo
Send us a private message on Facebook/Twitter
Via email: SWP101@south-wales.police.uk
Phone: 101

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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