South East Wales

Cynon Valley murder: Teen arrested over Aberaman death

South Wales Police say they are treating the death of a 45-year-old man in the Cynon Valley as murder.

Andrew David Male, from Aberdare, was pronounced dead and an 18-year-old local man has been arrested.

Officers were called to an address in Cardiff Road in Aberaman, Aberdare, at 03:20 GMT on Wednesday.

Insp Tony Carpenter, said while local people would be shocked by the death in their "quiet community," he said this type of incident was "extremely rare".

"We have a team of specially trained investigators assigned to this case, and local officers are carrying out house to house enquiries, providing reassurance to local people," he said.

"We have somebody in custody and are doing everything we possibly can at this stage."

An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central police station and anyone with information is asked to contact 029 20527303.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Cardiff Road area between 02:00 and 03:20 GMT on Wednesday, or who heard anything suspicious.

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