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Cardiff murder: Police vow to trace killer of Peter Lewis

Category: Wales

Published: 30th Apr 2012 07:51:44

Detectives in Cardiff are continuing their hunt for the killer of an elderly man with learning difficulties.

Peter Lewis, 68, died in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach in the communal hallway of a house in Roath where he lived in a ground floor flat.

Police condemned what they called the "despicable" murder of "a vulnerable adult" with no apparent motive.

They want to trace a man seen running along nearby Oakfield Street around the time of the incident early on Saturday.

Mr Lewis, who lived in Claude Road, had family in Cardiff and elsewhere, was described as well respected.

Police said he was stabbed at around 02:40 BST on Saturday, and was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he later died.

A major incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.

The investigation is being led by Det Supt Stuart McKenzie, who said a dedicated team of officers was working "around the clock" on the inquiry.

Supt McKenzie said: "I am anxious that the person responsible for his murder is apprehended and would urge anyone with information to contact the incident room or Crimestoppers anonymously."

Police want to trace a man seen in Oakfield Street at 02:45 BST on Saturday.

He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top and trainers, and was running towards Newport Road.

Detectives want to hear from the man, who was white, 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 01:00 and 03:00 BST.

South Wales Police have asked for witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 02920 571530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, police in Cardiff Bay are investigating what they call the suspicious death of a 31 year old man.

The man was found dead at a property in Ffordd James McGhan at 06:49 BST on Saturday.

An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central police station.

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