Police launch Newport murder probe after woman's death
A spokeswoman for Gwent Police has confirmed that officers are looking through CCTV from Spar on Clytha Park Road near the Civic Centre as part of the investigation.
A MURDER investigation is underway in Newport after a 45-year-old woman died in hospital on Friday morning.
Police were called to Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital at 12.05am on Friday when the woman, who has not yet been named, died after being admitted for treatment.
Two people, a 23-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, both from Newport, were arrested on suspicion of murder and have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries, said a spokeswoman for Gwent Police.
A block of flats on Sorrel Drive were cordoned off from Thursday night until Saturday evening while forensics officers and police combed the area, residents have said.
The Argus spoke to residents all along the street today, many of whom did not want to be named, who each reported seeing people in white suits investigating the scene and a number of police cars, but said that no one had been told anything by officials.
Emmanuel Abdullah, 37, was staying at a house on Colts Foot Close which backs directly onto the land where the flats are.
He said police officers were searching back gardens along the street.
"At about 6pm on Saturday night the police were still there," said Mr Abdullah.
"One of the police when he came and searched our garden I asked if anyone had died and he said unfortunately someone did.
"Then a detective came the second time and took our names and bits and pieces. He said it was a death and investigations were going on to see if it was suspicious."
Mohammaden Bakyl, 34, lives in the block of flats at the centre of the police investigation.
He said: "On Friday morning police were everywhere. They came to check this flat but didn't tell me which flat (was affected). They said something serious had happened and I heard about a death.
"It was a very busy flat and people were always talking and laughing inside, but I didn't know who lived there."
The results of a post-mortem proved inconclusive and further enquiries are being undertaken to establish the cause of death, said the Gwent Police spokeswoman.
The woman's family is being supported by police officers and anyone who wishes to speak to police about the incident should call 101 quoting log number 1 18/10/13.