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Swansea murder: Gowerton stabbing victim named as Richard Craddock

Richard Craddock
Image caption Richard Craddock died in hospital after being found stabbed

Murder squad detectives have named a 51-year-old man who died after he was discovered stabbed in a Swansea road.

Richard Craddock, from Sandfields, Swansea, had a single stab wound when he was found in Sterry Road, Gowerton, at about 01:25 BST on Saturday.

South Wales Police have been granted more time to question a 23-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Craddock's family said: "We would like to thank all those people who came to help Richard."

The statement, released by Mr Craddock's mother on behalf of the family, asked for "privacy to grieve at this very difficult time".

Emergency services were called after reports of an injured man in the street.

Mr Craddock was taken to Morriston Hospital, Swansea, where he died.

A murder inquiry incident room has been set up at Cockett police station and detectives have appealed for witnesses.

Searches and house-to-house inquiries are continuing in the area.

South Wales Police said on Sunday evening: "A 23-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

"Detectives were this afternoon granted a warrant of further detention by Swansea Magistrates' Court."

Anyone with information has been asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Image caption Police at the scene of the stabbing in Sterry Road, Gowerton, on Saturday

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