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  • Man, 27 arrested after body found at house in Newport
  • Body of 21-year-old Newport woman found
  • Two areas cordoned off in Malpas area

3:16pm

3:16pm

Police vehicles at the scene on Bryn Bevan. Pic by Keiligh Baker:

South Wales Argus:

3:03pm

RESIDENTS on the street told the Argus the police had arrived quietly at around 12pm, although one resident said he saw police in the area at around 9am.

One couple, Mr and Mrs Brown, who live on Malpas Road, said they did not know police were outside their house until they went out at around 11.45.

"We were going out and we found  them there putting the tape up," Mrs Brown said. "We offered to move our cars but we haven't been told why they are here or what's going on."

2:58pm

POLICE have not yet confirmed if the cordon off the main Malpas Road close to the fire station, is linked to the murder enquiry.

The road, which is immediately next to the main A4051 Malpas Road before the roundabout for the M4, has not been closed for long, residents say.

The section of road cordoned off covers a dead end used by residents as a turning area.

Michael Buttress, who lives on the road, said he had returned from a walk into the city centre to find police and tape up.

He said: "there was nothing here about an hour ago.

"near the cordoned off area there is a little path up to the top, I used to take  my dog up there and it goes through a little wooded copse.

"It's a bit scary, this is a nice area that's normally pretty quiet."

Area covered by the second cordon:

2:21pm

South Wales Argus: PROBLEM: People often migrate to the city, says Cllr Paul Cockeram, of Solas Cymru

A CITY councillor said he was shocked by the news that a body has been found at an address within his ward.

Cllr Paul Cockeram, a Newport council member for Shaftesbury, gave his condolences to the family of the 21-year-old woman found at an address in Bryn Bevan.

He said: “What can I say? I’m shocked and bewildered. My condolences go out to the family.”

2:13pm

2:12pm

Police at the cordon on Bryn Bevan earlier this afternoon. Pic Chris Tinsley.

South Wales Argus:

1:55pm

AN EYEWITNESS has told the Argus that there are two separate scenes involving police in two nearby parts of Malpas.

The man, who didn’t want to be named, reported police activity in Bryn Bevan, which he said was cordoned off.

He added that a house and a lane that runs parallel to Malpas Road were also cordoned off, with two police officers present.

1:52pm

A MAN has been arrested after a body was found at a house in Newport today.

Gwent Police say they were called to the address on Bryn Bevan at around 11.15am today where they found the body of a 21-year-old Newport woman at the address.

A 27-year-old Newport man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

The coroner has been notified and a post mortem will now take place to determine the cause of death.

South Wales Argus: Detective Chief Inspector Roger Fortey of Gwent Police

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Roger Fortey (above) said:

"This is a tragic incident and I want to reassure residents that everything that can be done is being done to establish the circumstances of this death. We are not looking for any other person in connection with this incident.

"Officers are at the address and any local residents with concerns are asked to speak to them directly

"I would urge anyone who may have any information about the incident to contact Gwent Police by ringing 101 quoting log 227 05/05/14."

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10:02pm Mon 5 May 14

Kia2014 says...

R.I.P jes thoughts are with ur family and friends at this sad time x
R.I.P jes thoughts are with ur family and friends at this sad time x Kia2014
  • Score: 12

7:16am Tue 6 May 14

inkyskin says...

i lived in that very street as a child, was a lovely place to be back then.
i lived in that very street as a child, was a lovely place to be back then. inkyskin
  • Score: -3

2:11pm Tue 6 May 14

Thor at the door says...

This country has gone to the dogs! Where do these evil people come from? The UK needs to address all the issues we have in order to stop these events happening.

Thoughts are with the young girl and her family.
This country has gone to the dogs! Where do these evil people come from? The UK needs to address all the issues we have in order to stop these events happening. Thoughts are with the young girl and her family. Thor at the door
  • Score: 12

4:02pm Tue 6 May 14

mattymc2014 says...

me and my brother knew her from school and college thoughts go out to the family and R.I.P. Jess you were a great friend to many people you will be missed
me and my brother knew her from school and college thoughts go out to the family and R.I.P. Jess you were a great friend to many people you will be missed mattymc2014
  • Score: 7

4:20pm Tue 6 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Murdering a defenceless woman - How Brave you are !!! You wouldn't like the same done to you now would you ?
Murdering a defenceless woman - How Brave you are !!! You wouldn't like the same done to you now would you ? Independentvoter
  • Score: 2

9:30am Tue 27 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Independentvoter wrote:
Murdering a defenceless woman - How Brave you are !!! You wouldn't like the same done to you now would you ?
It is Jess's funeral tomorrow - If he could only realise the amount of misery and destruction he has caused to so many people not just to my family but to his own family too.

Maybe one day he will.
[quote][p][bold]Independentvoter[/bold] wrote: Murdering a defenceless woman - How Brave you are !!! You wouldn't like the same done to you now would you ?[/p][/quote]It is Jess's funeral tomorrow - If he could only realise the amount of misery and destruction he has caused to so many people not just to my family but to his own family too. Maybe one day he will. Independentvoter
  • Score: 4

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