Wales

Swansea murder victim identified as homeless man, 26

An area in Portland Street has been cordoned off
Image caption Police cordoned off an area in Portland Street close to the indoor market entrance

Detectives investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in Swansea city centre on Friday morning have revealed his identity.

David Michael Alan Williams, 26, was homeless and living on the streets, said South Wales Police.

His body was found outside the Iceland supermarket in St David's Square at 0400 GMT.

Two men - aged 33 and 37 - have been arrested in connection with the death and are being held in custody.

The men are being held in Swansea and Bridgend.

Police said Mr Williams' death is being treated as murder and an incident room has been set up at Cockett Police Station.

A post mortem examination has been carried out although details have not yet been released.

Det Supt Paul Burke, of the South Wales Police major crime investigation team, said police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident or Mr Williams to contact them.

Det Supt Burke said: "The deceased was homeless and sleeping on the streets of Swansea city centre and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen him on Thursday night or the early hours of Friday morning prior to his death to come forward.

"We are also appealing to anyone who saw any persons in the Portland Street, Whitewalls and Oxford Street area of Swansea between 3am and 4am on Friday morning to contact the police."

An area outside a mobile phone store, close to the Portland Street entrance to Swansea's indoor market was cordoned off on Friday.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact the incident room at Cockett police station on 01792 562732 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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