TRIBUTES have been paid to Wenjing Xu, 16, who died following a major incident in Ynyswen on Friday (Mar 5).
South Wales Police have confirmed a murder investigation has been launched by the force’s Major Crime Investigation Team. Two men, 31 and 38 years old, known to the victim, have been arrested. The police are not looking for any other suspects, they said. The two men are both being treated in hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the incident, it has been confirmed.
Senior investigating officer detective chief inspector Mark Lewis said: “Following completion of the post mortem examination we are now able to confirm that we are treating Wenjing’s death as murder.
“This is a tragic and shocking incident – our thoughts are with Wenjing’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. I can reassure the community that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident
“I remain grateful for the support we have received from the local community during our enquiries.
Floral tributes have been placed outside the Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant. One reads: “Thinking of you at this time.”
The victim’s family, who are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers, paid the following tribute.
They said: “Wenjing had a very gentle soul, she was a very quiet person. Wenjing helped the whole family, working in the family takeaway. She enjoyed school and worked very hard. She was loved by her family.”
Witnesses or anybody with information can submit it using the Major Investigations Public Portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP21B30-PO1
Alternatively they can contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence *077519.