Father 56 was killed in a single punch “from a stranger as he drove through the village to collect his son” as a 40-year old man is taken into custody on suspicion of murder

  • Matthew Oubridge (56) a Council worker was found unconscious at Trellech
  • The paramedics were quick to respond to Saturday’s call but couldn’t save the man.
  • A man, 40,  from the Bristol area has been arrested on suspicion of murder

After being flagged down by his car, a father who had ‘the kindest heart” has been killed after being punched in quiet rural village.

Matthew Oubridge (56-year-old council worker) was discovered unconscious on the streets of the village in sleepy after the alleged attack.

Although paramedics tried to save him, he died later from injuries sustained in Trellech (Monmouthshire).

An unidentified man aged 40 from Bristol was taken into custody on suspicion that he had committed murder. He was later released. 

His family, which was devastated by his death, has paid their respects to Mr Oubridge and said that he will be missed.

The statement read: “Matthew was an extraordinary father, uncle brother, and son who tragically died too early.”

Council worker Matthew Oubridge, 56, was found unconscious in Trellech, Monmouthshire

Matthew Oubridge (56) was a Council worker and was discovered unconscious at Trellech in Monmouthshire

“He was loved and admired by his family and his friends. His kind and generous heart meant that he would always be there to support those he cared about.

“He will be missed and our lives won’t be the same.”

“We will treasure the memories that we make for the rest our lives.”

According to police, a man aged 40 from Bristol was taken into custody on suspicion for murder and given conditional bail.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Saturday but were unable to save him despite best efforts

Saturday’s incident was so serious that paramedics tried their hardest to rescue him.

Gwent Police spokeswoman said, “We were notified of an assault at Church Street, Trellech near Monmouth on Saturday, December 4th, after the victim was discovered unconscious and not responsive.”

The officers were joined by paramedics from Welsh Ambulance Service. They confirmed that the victim was a 56 year-old male from Chepstow. Matthew Oubridge was given the name.

“His relatives have been informed, and they are now receiving support from specialists officers.”

Anyone with CCTV footage or dashcam footage of Saturday, 4 December 2018, between Chepstow & Trellech is asked by police to contact them.