South East Wales

Lyn Prosser death: Eight held in Cardiff released on bail

Lyn Prosser
Image caption Lyn Prosser died following a disturbance inside and outside O'Neill's pub in Cardiff city centre on Sunday night

Eight men arrested on suspicion of murder following a disturbance in Cardiff city centre in which a man died have been released on bail.

Lyn Prosser, 44, from Beddau near Pontypridd, died after incidents inside and outside O'Neill's pub in St Mary Street on Sunday night.

Police say there was a disturbance inside the pub around 23:04 GMT followed by another outside.

Officers are appealing for witnesses, especially with mobile phone footage.

An initial post mortem examination has proved "inconclusive", police said, and further tests are required to establish the cause of death.

Det Supt Paul Hurley from South Wales Police said: "We wish to thank the public for their assistance so far, including those who provided information on the night and those who have contacted us since.

"A full murder investigation is ongoing, an incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and eight men have been released on bail while we continue making inquiries.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area of O'Neill's in St Mary Street on Sunday night who may have witnessed an altercation either inside or outside the pub to please contact us.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who has photographs or video footage on their mobile phones."

Police said Mr Prosser's family had been updated and continued to be supported by family liaison officers.

A statement on Beddau RFC's website has paid tribute to Mr Prosser calling him a "huge character".

"He starred in the back row for both the Beddau and Llantrisant clubs and will be so sorely missed by all," it said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 029 20527303 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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