Eight men bailed over St Mary Street death

January 15, 2013 No Comments »
Police have cordoned off a section of St Mary Street at the scene of the incident  outside the entrance to O' Neils.

Police have cordoned off a section of St Mary Street at the scene of the incident outside the entrance to O’ Neills.

Eight men who were arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Lyn Prosser on St Mary Street on Sunday night have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Mr Prosser, who was 44 and from Beddau, Pontypridd, died following an incident outside O’Neill’s pub in St Mary Street.

Lyn Prosser, who died following the incident outside O'Neills on Sunday night.

Lyn Prosser, who died following the incident outside O’Neills on Sunday night.

South Wales Police arrested eight men – three aged 28, and the others aged 24, 25, 30, 35 and 48 – on suspicion of murder, but said this afternoon that all eight men had been released on bail.

South Wales Police said Mr Prosser’s family have been updated, and continue to be supported and by family liaison officers.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at 11.04pm on Sunday night, and are also keen to hear from anyone who may have mobile phone footage of the incident.

Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley from South Wales Police said “We wish to thank the public for their assistance so far, including those who provided information on the night and those who have contacted us since.

“A full murder investigation is on-going, an incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and eight men have been released on bail while we continue making enquiries.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area of O’Neill’s in St Mary Street on Sunday night who may have witnessed an altercation either inside or outside the pub to please contact us.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who has photographs or video footage on their mobile phones.”

The force added that an initial post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and further tests are required to establish Mr Prosser’s cause of death.

On Monday, Detective Superintendent Hurley outlined details of the incident on Sunday night.

He said: “At around 11.04pm last night an altercation took place in O’Neill’s, St Mary Street, and several people were ejected from the pub.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in St Mary Street at the time that may have witnessed an altercation involving a number of people outside the pub.

“One man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and has sadly died.”

Divisional Commander for Cardiff, Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas, said: “At difficult times like this the communities of Cardiff and South Wales come together as one.

“The family has our full support and the community can be reassured that a full investigation is on-going.

“A large number of people were spoken to at the scene last night and we thank them for their patience and support while officers made enquiries.

“We have an excellent working relationship with the city centre business community and I know they too will do all they can to assist this investigation.”

A spokesman for O’Neill’s, St Mary Street said: “A serious incident took place late yesterday evening. The police are currently investigating and we are co-operating fully.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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