Welsh police investigate fatal assault outside Irish pub

Photo by Coddy Cabs
Photo by Coddy Cabs

Police in Wales are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man following an assault outside an Irish themed pub in Caerphilly at the weekend.

Jake Mark Sweeney suffered a head injury from the assault that occured in the early hours of Sunday August 24, outside the Irish Tymes pub on Station Terrace.

Jake was taken to the University Hospital of Wales but sadly passed away yesterday afternoon, Thursday, August 28.

The 23 year old man from Caerphilly who was originally arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and released on police bail pending further enquiries, has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Two further men, both aged 21 from Caerphilly, were arrested on suspicion of affray and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

DCI Roger Fortey leading the investigation said; “This is an extremely tragic incident that has resulted in the loss of a young man’s life. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Irish Tymes pub between 1-2am  on Sunday 24th August, you may have information that could assist.  Please get in touch by calling 101.”

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