On Tuesday 10th September 2019, officers responded to reports of a man found deceased at a property on Kidwelly Road in Cwmbran. He has since been named as 76 year old Thomas Gallagher from Cwmbran. His family have released the following tribute;
“Thomas was the beat of a big hearted family. An incredibly hard working, talented, positive, selfless, creative, fit and fun man whose kindnesses were endless. A thoughtful and considerate man, he got great pleasure in helping people and making them happy – he always saw the good in everyone.
“His youthfulness belied his 76 years. He was absolutely adored – a loving and a much loved Father, Grandfather, partner, Brother, Uncle, Brother in law, Cousin, ex-Husband and friend and so much more.
“He loved us and we were mad about him. He was the glue, the carer, the problem solver. To know Thomas was around, was to know everything was going to be ok. We were blessed to have him and we are devastated at his death and the manner in which he left us.
“We ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”
A 55 year-old man, from the Cwmbran area was arrested at the scene and he has since been charged with murder. He appeared in Cardiff Crown Court this morning, Friday 13th September and has been remanded to appear in court in February 2020.