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Murder arrest after body of man found near Pontwalby Viaduct

David Williams was described as a "loving and generous person" Image copyright Family photo
Image caption David Williams' family said he was a "loving and generous person"

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 73-year-old man was discovered outside a property in Neath Port Talbot.

David Williams' body was found on Danygraig Lane, near Pontwalby Viaduct, Glynneath, on Monday afternoon.

A 28-year-old man from the area has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

South Wales Police has appealed for information from anyone in the Pontwalby area between 14:00 and 20:00 GMT on Monday.

Image caption A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

In a statement, Mr Williams' family said: "David was a very loving and generous person who would go out of his way to help anyone he could.

"He was very well known in the dog showing community and he will be missed very much."

On Wednesday, detectives were carrying out door-to-door inquiries along Merthyr Road near the scene at Danygraig.

Police officers have also been checking wheelie bins along the road and searching the bank of the River Neath along High Street, near the Dinas Rock pub.

Det Supt Darren George from the force's major crime investigation team said: "I would like to thank the community of Glynneath for their support with this investigation so far."

He said the area where Mr Williams lived was popular with dog walkers and he was keen to hear from anyone who was in the Pontwalby area between 14:00 GMT and 20:00 on Monday.

"It may be that you believe you did not see anything which can help us but we would still ask you to please contact us if you were in the area at that time," he added.

Image caption Flowers paying tribute to David Williams have been left at the scene

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