Man who died after Risca incident named locally as Stephen ‘Lammy’ Lambert

SCENE: Police on Twmbarlwm Close in Risca

SCENE: Police on Twmbarlwm Close in Risca

First published in News

THE man who died following an incident in Risca on Wednesday night causing police to launch a murder investigation has been named locally as Stephen ‘Lammy’ Lambert.

Police and an ambulance were called to an address in Twmbarlwm Close in Risca at about 8.45pm on Wednesday after a 35-year-old man was discovered with stab injuries. He was taken to Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital, where he later died.

Two men, aged 28 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and last night remained in police custody as inquiries continued.

Police cordoned off two areas in Twmbarlwm Close following the incident.

A witness said a helicopter was seen searching the area on Wednesday night, while armed police swarmed around the street.

A paramedic in a rapid-response vehicle and a crew in an emergency ambulance were sent to the scene and they took the injured man, who was in a critical condition, to the Royal Gwent Hospital, where he later died, a Welsh Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said.

Witnesses said the armed police were on the scene until the early hours, some of them with police dogs.

On social media tributes have poured in for ‘Lammy’. One user wrote: “R.I.P Lammy u will be sadly missed by so many people”, while another wrote: “So sad! R.I.P”.

Another wrote: “Omg that’s shocking never thought anything like this would happen in Risca”, and another said: “Rip Stephen, so awful, thoughts to your family”.

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6:55am Sat 30 Aug 14

Goat Man says...

Someone commented 'Never thought anything like this would happen in Risca' I can think of half a dozen murders in the last 10 years. Risca must be the murder capital of Wales
Someone commented 'Never thought anything like this would happen in Risca' I can think of half a dozen murders in the last 10 years. Risca must be the murder capital of Wales Goat Man
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8:00am Sat 30 Aug 14

bignath says...

Goat Man wrote:
Someone commented 'Never thought anything like this would happen in Risca' I can think of half a dozen murders in the last 10 years. Risca must be the murder capital of Wales
RIP and condolences to all families involved.

Really?!?!? In the last 10 yrs? I bet you cant!
[quote][p][bold]Goat Man[/bold] wrote: Someone commented 'Never thought anything like this would happen in Risca' I can think of half a dozen murders in the last 10 years. Risca must be the murder capital of Wales[/p][/quote]RIP and condolences to all families involved. Really?!?!? In the last 10 yrs? I bet you cant! bignath
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10:33am Sat 30 Aug 14

twmbarlwm resident says...

Charter Housing should be held accountable for this very unfortunate loss of life. They were warned on many occasions by several residents of Twmbarlwm Close about the aggressive behaviour of Raymond and Gavin Ball ( the accused). Charter Housing did not respond with the correct sense of urgency and allowed these two to continue their reign of terror.
Charter Housing should be held accountable for this very unfortunate loss of life. They were warned on many occasions by several residents of Twmbarlwm Close about the aggressive behaviour of Raymond and Gavin Ball ( the accused). Charter Housing did not respond with the correct sense of urgency and allowed these two to continue their reign of terror. twmbarlwm resident
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11:56am Sat 30 Aug 14

NewportianGirl says...

How can anyone say that Charter Housing should be held accountable for the actions of 2 men that made the decision to break the law and kill someone? What did you want Charter to do? It's up to the Police to tackle crime and lock people up and chances are these men would have been known to them. Sadly no one owns a crystal ball and you can't predict that something like this will happen...I have friends who are in Charter and NCH homes but this could have quite as easily been a private street, who would you blame then? As sad as this is, the only person to blame is the one that committed the crime!
How can anyone say that Charter Housing should be held accountable for the actions of 2 men that made the decision to break the law and kill someone? What did you want Charter to do? It's up to the Police to tackle crime and lock people up and chances are these men would have been known to them. Sadly no one owns a crystal ball and you can't predict that something like this will happen...I have friends who are in Charter and NCH homes but this could have quite as easily been a private street, who would you blame then? As sad as this is, the only person to blame is the one that committed the crime! NewportianGirl
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1:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

twmbarlwm resident says...

I totally agree with your comment above, however, are you aware not 10 days before these two scumbags attacked another resident ( under the influence) hospitalised him and intimidated other neighbours with " threat to kill!". Not only that barricaded himself in his property and thretened the Police should they enter the property he was happy to use a knife on them. He was allowed not only by the Police but Charter to return to his house within 24 hours. I put it to you, could you sleep safely knowing these people had the authority to avoid this terrible incident. I believe the policy both these authorities adhere to need to be reviewed and the voice of those who show concern to be listened to.
I totally agree with your comment above, however, are you aware not 10 days before these two scumbags attacked another resident ( under the influence) hospitalised him and intimidated other neighbours with " threat to kill!". Not only that barricaded himself in his property and thretened the Police should they enter the property he was happy to use a knife on them. He was allowed not only by the Police but Charter to return to his house within 24 hours. I put it to you, could you sleep safely knowing these people had the authority to avoid this terrible incident. I believe the policy both these authorities adhere to need to be reviewed and the voice of those who show concern to be listened to. twmbarlwm resident
  • Score: 11

2:02pm Sat 30 Aug 14

NewportianGirl says...

I agree with your point too. However, what little I know of housing law, surely its unlikely that Charter would have the right to refuse him access back to his property without the court agreeing to it... I'm sure Charter and other associations alike would love the control to take back their properties so easily but until the law is on the side of the victims more, it's unfair to publicly hold Charter responsible for a murder... If what you say is true, I find it incredibly worrying that the Police couldn't hold him... But if their hands were tied, what hope did the landlord have?
I agree with your point too. However, what little I know of housing law, surely its unlikely that Charter would have the right to refuse him access back to his property without the court agreeing to it... I'm sure Charter and other associations alike would love the control to take back their properties so easily but until the law is on the side of the victims more, it's unfair to publicly hold Charter responsible for a murder... If what you say is true, I find it incredibly worrying that the Police couldn't hold him... But if their hands were tied, what hope did the landlord have? NewportianGirl
  • Score: 7

10:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

katz01 says...

I bet charter do not like seeing these negative comments about how they deal with this, but i agree with the resident here who has told the truth about how they have dealt with this...the housing association has a responsibility of protecting the other residents from dangerous aggressive people? there was a number of complaints with the known suspect but nothing was done to stop the harassment of the other neighbors, i think now it's time to re-evaluate the housing system so other tenants can live peaceful without the need to have anti-social/drug users having the power to behave how they want?
I bet charter do not like seeing these negative comments about how they deal with this, but i agree with the resident here who has told the truth about how they have dealt with this...the housing association has a responsibility of protecting the other residents from dangerous aggressive people? there was a number of complaints with the known suspect but nothing was done to stop the harassment of the other neighbors, i think now it's time to re-evaluate the housing system so other tenants can live peaceful without the need to have anti-social/drug users having the power to behave how they want? katz01
  • Score: 9

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