THE victim of a fatal assault which occurred in Barry town centre has been identified as 23-year-old Jordan Davies.
Jordan died on Holton Road after suffering stab wounds during an assault at approximately 4pm yesterday (Monday, December 16).
A 24-year-old local man, who was known to the victim, was arrested within hours of the incident on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody and officers are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the death.
DCI Mark O’Shea, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This was a tragic incident which has cost a young man his life, and has devastated families.
“The attack happened in a busy town centre, and I would like to thank those members of the community who came to Jordan’s aid and did what they could to help him..
“While many tried to assist, we know that the incident was captured on camera, and I would appeal to anyone with any mobile phone or dash-cam footage not to share it publicly and instead pass it on to the police so that we can fully investigate and ensure justice for the young victim.
“The public have been really forthcoming with information, which proved key in ensuring a suspect was apprehended quickly. We’re still, however, appealing for anyone who has any information – no matter insignificant it may seem – to come forward.”
DCI O’Shea also thanked those who supported officers who were at the scene during and after the incident.
He added: “This was an extremely distressing incident for all who were present, including local retailers and shoppers and our officers who remained at the scene. I’m extremely grateful for the patience and kindness shown by generous local residents.”
A major incident room has been set up and detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone with information to come forward. Information and digital footage can be submitted online via a public portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP19A99-PO1
South Wales Police can also be contacted via 101, quoting occurrence 1900461821. Crimestoppers can also be contacted 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.