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Arrest made in murder investigation following alleged assault in Porthcawl

SOUTH WALES POLICE has launched a murder investigation following the death of a man on June 25, 2021.

Carl Chinnock, 50, had been admitted to the Princess of Wales hospital, Bridgend, two days before he passed away, having been found with a serious head injury in Salt Lake Car Park, Porthcawl, just before midnight on Wednesday, June 23.

A Home Office Post Mortem has been carried out indicating that Carl has been subject of an assault.

A 27 year-old local man has been arrested this evening on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

The investigation is continuing and an appeal is being made to anybody who may have information to come forward.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lewis, said: “Our thoughts at this time are with Carl’s family and loved ones who are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

“We believe Carl died as a result of an assault and have arrested a man in connection with his death.

“Our investigation is very much ongoing and I am appealing to anybody who may have information, who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to make contact – we do known that Carl entered the car park from the Coney Beach side.

“From our enquiries we also know there were people in the vicinity of the car park just before and just after midnight on that Wednesday – my message to them is to contact us immediately as they may have vital information.”

Anybody with information should contact 101 / [email protected] or provide information online via the Major Investigation Public Portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP21B33-PO1

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