A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Barry town centre this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Holton Road at 4pm following reports of a serious assault.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 23-year-old man died at the scene.

His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A section of Holton Road remains cordoned off and a number of enquiries are ongoing to located and arrest those responsible.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, but who has not yet spoken to officers, to contact 101, quoting occurrence 1900461821.

Members of the public are also asked to refrain from speculating about the incident on social media, and instead provide any information which could assist the investigation to police.

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