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TWO men have been arrested in Paris in connection with the murder of Tomasz Waga.

Tomasz’s body was discovered by a member of the public at approximately 11.30pm on Thursday, January 28 in Westville Road, Penylan, Cardiff. He had been the victim of a sustained assault.

Four men have already been charged in connection with his death and are remanded in custody awaiting trial.

 Mr Waga’s family have been updated in relation to recent developments in France and continue to be supported by Family Liaison Officers.

 DCI Mark O’Shea, senior investigating officer, said: “We can confirm that two suspects aged 26 and 27 have been arrested in Paris following a coordinated operation led by South Wales Police Major Crime Officers, colleagues from the International Crime Coordination Centre and the National Crime Agency.

“We are now working with the Crown Prosecution Service to secure the immediate extradition of the two men from France back to United Kingdom.”

Four other men remain wanted on suspicion of Mr Waga’s murder. They are:

  • Gledis Mehalla, 19, last known address Cathays, Cardiff
  • Elidon Elezi, 22, last known address East Finchley, London.
  • Artan Pelluci, 29, last known address Cathays, Cardiff
  • Ledjan Qevani, 33, last known address Tottenham, London.

DCI O’Shea has also made a direct appeal to the remaining suspects to hand themselves in to Police.

“We will be relentless in our pursuit of you and urge you to do the right thing and hand yourselves in.  I say to the remaining four people we are seeking that it is in your interests to come forward voluntarily and provide us with your accounts of what took place on that night in January.

“International borders are no barrier to us pursuing people suspected of murder in the UK, we have excellent links with law enforcement colleagues across Europe including Albania.  I anticipate further cooperation as we pursue the remaining suspects, so say to you that we will catch up with you eventually. It will be better to surrender voluntarily and you will be treated fairly in accordance with the laws of the UK.”

A number of vehicles have been seized as part of the investigation but attention remains on the whereabouts of a silver/grey Mercedes C200 Sport, registration BK09 RBX.

The Mercedes, which has links to the wanted men, was seen in Cardiff on the day of the murder but has not been seen since. It could contain vital evidence and help lead officers to the outstanding suspects.

A £5,000 reward remains on offer from Crimestoppers for information about the whereabouts of Gledis Mehalla and the Mercedes.

All four wanted men have links with Lushnje in Albania, Yorkshire, north west London and Bristol

Anybody with information should contact 101 or provide information online via the Major Investigation Public Portal: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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