Swansea Walkabout barman's death sparks investigation

An investigation is under way following the death of a 20-year-old bar worker at a pub in Swansea.

The young man died after a work-related incident at Walkabout in Wind Street at around 03:00 GMT on 24 February.

The firm said it was "extremely shocked and saddened" and was working with police and Swansea council to find out what happened.

The barman was taken to Morriston Hospital for emergency treatment but died four days later.

Walkabout added: "Everyone that knew and worked with him is absolutely devastated.

"We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and the thoughts of everyone at Walkabout are with them at this extremely difficult time.

"Our biggest concern is always for the safety of all our customers and staff and we are working with the emergency services and Swansea Council to find out exactly what happened."

South Wales Police and the council have launched a joint investigation into the incident.

"A 20-year-old male member of staff sustained serious injuries in an incident during the early hours on Monday 24th February and died in hospital on Friday 28th February," said a police spokesperson.

"Next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed."

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