South East Wales

Ogmore Vale murder: Victim named as Gwilym Jones

Police at scene in Ogmore Vale

Police are continuing to question a man over the murder of a pensioner in Bridgend county.

The 73-year-old man who died from a stab wound at a property at Oxford Court in Ogmore Vale has been named as Gwilym Jones.

A 49-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the attempted murder of a 21-year-old woman.

Extra patrols are taking place and witnesses are asked to come forward.

South Wales Police said the pensioner died some time between Sunday and Monday and the attempted murder was reported at about 22:45 BST on Sunday.

Detective Superintendent Kath Pritchard said Mr Jones' family is being supported by a family liaison officer and a murder enquiry is underway to establish the circumstances leading up to his death.

"The local community is understandably shocked and saddened by this incident and we urge anyone with information to please contact South Wales Police," she said.

"I want to pay tribute to local residents at Oxford Court who have had to put up with considerable disruption in the past 24 hours while we have carried out our investigations."

Det Supt Pritchard added: "Ogmore Vale is a close knit community where incidents of this type are very rare. "