DETECTIVES in Cardigan have confirmed they are dealing with what they believe to be a murder in the early hours of today (Wednesday, 21 July).

Emergency services were alerted on Wednesday morning to an incident and police immediately closed off Castle Street and part of Golwg-y-Castell are closed and people are asked to avoid these areas of the market town.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “We can confirm that we have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 37-year-old man in Cardigan in the early hours.

“This morning a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Our initial investigation focussed on a number of areas of interest, with a large police presence and a couple of road closures, which we know has had an impact on people in the town.

“We would like to thank residents for their help, support and understanding during this time.

“A post-mortem examination will be conducted and specialist officers have been deployed to support the family of the deceased.

The police have asked that anyone with information that could help officers with their enquiries: they are asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20210720-458.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org