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Police appeal for information as investigation into death of elderly Penygraig man continues

SOUTH WALES Police is continuing to investigate the death of an elderly man following an incident in Penygraig in the Rhondda yesterday (Tuesday 5th May).

Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Dorian Lloyd, said: “Yesterday’s horrific incident in Penygraig was extremely distressing and shocking for the local community.

“I would like to pay tribute to the members of the public and police officers for their efforts at the scene, rendering first aid to those involved in this incident.

“Penygraig is a small close-knit community which has been put into the national spotlight in such tragic circumstances.

“I would like to reassure the local community that the police response to the incident was extremely swift and officers were at the scene within minutes.

“We will continue to maintain a visible presence to support those in the area as they try and come to terms with what has happened.

“My thoughts and condolences remain with the victim’s family and all those affected by this incident at a very sad time.”

An investigation into the incident is being led by the South Wales Police Major Crime Investigations Team.

A 29-year-old woman from Porth was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at Merthyr Tydfil police station.

Any witnesses who have not yet come forward can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference 2000153856.

Information and digital media, such as mobile phone footage, can be submitted online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP20B12-PO1

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