Police launch murder probe after man, 56, was found dead in street of historic Welsh village – as suspect, 40, is arrested

  • According to Gwent Police, a 56-year old man was discovered unresponsive in Trellech (Monmouthshire) on Saturday night after an alleged attack. 
  • An arrest was made for a man aged 40 on suspicion that he has committed murder. 
  • Police are appealing to get dash cam footage taken from the cars on Church Road 

After a victim was discovered dead on the streets of a Welsh village, police launched an investigation into his murder. 

Following an attack, the 56-year old man was found in Trellech on Church Road. 

An arrest has been made for a 40-year old man suspected of murder. 

Gwent Police responded to the call at 20:40 when the man had been found unresponsive and unconscious.  

Police are asking for footage of dashcams from motorists who were present at or passed the scene.  

Gwent Police were called to the scene at around 20:40 after the man was found unconscious

Gwent Police arrived on the scene around 20:40, after the victim was discovered unconscious. 

The 56-year-old man was discovered in the historic village of Trellech on Saturday

A 56-year-old man, was found by Trellech’s historic village on Saturday 

A spokesperson from Gwent Police stated that they received a report about a serious assault on Church Road in Trellech (near Monmouth) at 8.40pm Saturday 4/12. The victim was unconscious and not responding. 

Paramedics from Wales Ambulance Service and officers attended the scene, who confirmed that a 56year-old man died.

After being arrested for murder suspicion, a murder investigation is underway.

The man was found in the historic village of Trellech, Monmouthshire

This man was located in Trellech (Monmouthshire), where he was discovered. 

The road was closed for more than 12 hours following the incident

After the accident, the road was shut down for over 12 hours

As enquiries continue, ‘Officers are on-scene.

“Anyone who has information about Church Road including CCTV and dashcam footage is requested to dial 101, quoting log number 2100424065.

“You can also reach Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 5555 112 and sending a message via Facebook, Twitter or Facebook.’. 

In 2017, Trellech was the subject of headlines after a man bought a piece of land in hopes of unearthing historical artifacts. Instead, he discovered a forgotten medieval city. 

Stuart Wilson purchased the South Wales land parcel measuring 4.6 acres more than 10 years ago because he thought it would be significant in Norman history.

His discovery of the remains from an industrial village was a proof that he was right.    

It is believed that the city dates back to 13th-century and was home to approximately 10,000 people including Norman lords from the de Clare who used the area to produce iron in mass quantities.