A MAN arrested in connection with the murder of a Cwmbran woman on Friday is yet to be questioned say police.

The Argus can reveal the 44-year-old Cwmbran man was arrested on Sunday in a Hereford pub, and is now being treated in a South Wales hospital.

Detectives are waiting to question him in connection with the death of Pauline Jones, 53, whose body was discovered by police in a flat in Leadon Court, Thornhill, last Friday afternoon.

Following the discovery, detectives launched a major operation, drafting in 45 officers.

Detective Superintendent Geoff Ronayne, who is heading the investigation, said he was not able to reveal the nature or extent of the man's injuries or where he is being treated.

"As soon as his treatment has been completed, he can be interviewed - I have already confirmed he was injured, but I don't won't to discuss what those injuries are at this stage," he said.

Det Supt Ronayne renewed his call for anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously or carrying items from the flat, to get in touch.

He said: "We are particularly interested in movements around the flat in the week leading up to Friday, from Monday onwards."

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said there was no need for police to apply for an extension to the time allowed to detain the man.

"The custody clock, so to speak, only starts ticking when the questioning begins," she said.

In yesterday's Argus, the grieving family of Mrs Jones paid tribute to her in a brief statement saying she was a "wonderful, patient, caring, friendly person who was liked by all who knew her."

Anyone who has any information should contact Gwent Police on 01633 838111, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.