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Claude Road murder – police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information after the fatal stabbing of a man in his home on Claude Road in the early hours of Saturday morning, April 28.

WalesOnline has reported that the victim has been named as Peter Lewis, 68. The site reports that he died of a single stab wound to the stomach in an incident in the communal hallway of his home.

The BBC and ITV Wales news sites report that the police have said there is no apparent motive for the crime and both have details of the police’s appeal for witnesses.

A statement on the South Wales Police website reads:

SOUTH Wales Police has launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in the Roath area of Cardiff earlier today.

The incident happened in Claude Road at around 2.45am on Saturday, April 28.

Police wish to trace a man who was seen in nearby Oakfield Street at around the time of the incident.

He is described as white, wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers, and was running in the direction of Newport Road.

Officers want to hear from this man or anyone who may have seen him.

They are also appealing for information from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in Claude Road and Oakfield Street areas on Saturday morning between 1am and 3am.

 A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and the investigation is being led by Detective Superintendent Stuart McKenzie.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the Incident Room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.