Mid Wales

Police given more time to probe man over Newtown death

Thomas Morgan
Image caption Thomas Morgan was last seen on Monday morning

Police have been granted a further 36 hours to question a man arrested in connection with an unexplained death in Powys.

The body of Thomas Morgan, 63, known as Tommy, was found at his home in Robins Square, Newtown, at 2130 GMT on Monday.

Meanwhile, two town addresses have been sealed off as forensic officers search for evidence, and house to house inquiries have been carried out.

People who saw Mr Morgan on Monday are asked to contact police.

Detectives are trying to piece together his movements, and it is now believed he left his home on the Maesyrhandir estate on Monday morning.

The police said he was seen on Llanidloes Road at about 0800 GMT that morning and in the town's Broad Street around an hour later.

Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Our enquiries continue with friends and associates of Mr Morgan.

"A trained family liaison officer has been in contact with the family and is keeping them informed of developments.

"It is clear that Tommy was a well liked and well known local man who spent a lot of time in the town centre."

People who saw Mr Morgan on Monday are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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