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We’re appealing for information to identify two witnesses who may be able to provide crucial information as part of a murder investigation in Newport.
Officers attended a report of a serious assault at around 9.05pm in Balfe Road on Thursday 10 June and found the body of a man unconscious and unresponsive.
The death of Ryan O’Connor, 26, was later confirmed by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service. His family are receiving support from specialist officers.
Five people – four men from Cardiff and one boy from Caerphilly – were arrested on suspicion of murder.
They have each been charged with one count of murder and one count of robbery.
Officers would like to speak to two women who were seen in the area at the time and may be able to assist with the investigation.
Detective Inspector Laura Bartley said:
“We would like to speak to two women who were seen in the area around the time that the assault is believed to have taken place.
“The first woman is described as white, with dark hair tied up and aged in her 30s.
“She was walking a pitbull-type dog at the time, which is described as sandy in colour and is believed to have walked from the direction of the flats near Aberthaw Road and Balfe Road.
“The second woman was wearing a white dress, although no further details about her description are known.
“We want to stress that neither of these women are believed to be suspects but they may hold information which could assist our enquiries.
“If you recognise this description and believe it could be you, you can call 101 or send us a direct message on social media. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously too.”
We’re appealing for anyone with information that could assist our enquiries to call 101 or send a direct message via Facebook or Twitter to us, quoting log reference 2100203630.
Anyone who has dashcam footage from Balfe Road, especially of the roundabout and the surrounding area, between 8.45pm and 9.20pm on Thursday 10 June is asked to get in touch with us.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 with any details.
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