12:13pm Monday 24th March 2014
A MAN has been charged with the murder of an Ystrad Mynach man in the Grangetown area of Cardiff.
The 28-year-old man was due to appear at Cardiff Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with the murder of David Alun Lewis.
He has been remanded in custody.
Police were alerted to the incident by an anonymous call made just before midnight on Wednesday, March 19, from a phone kiosk on Clare Road, Grangetown.
Officers found Mr Lewis’s body, partially submerged in the water on the Taff Embankment side of the river Taff, beneath Penarth Road bridge.
Mr Lewis, 45, suffered multiple injuries.
A post mortem examination has concluded however further tests are required to establish cause of death.
Police said Mr Lewis’s parents continue to be updated and supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigations Team, said: “I would like to thank those people who have come forward with information which has greatly assisted our investigation.
“While an individual has now been charged and remains in custody, we are still very much appealing for witnesses.”
Mr Lewis was last seen on CCTV at approximately 7.45pm on Wednesday walking along Penarth Road near the Big Yellow Storage opposite the BMW garage.
He was wearing light blue jeans, a navy anorak style jacket, and a light coloured baseball cap with the wording ‘cross hatch’.
He may have been in possession of a black holdall.
Det Supt Hurley said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the bridge on Penarth Road and the Taff Embankment between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday, March 19.
“I would also urge anyone who may have seen any activity, suspicious behaviour or an altercation on the river bank between these times to please contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station.
Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room in confidence on 02920 571 530, South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1400093541.
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