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Murder victim Gary Suller 'contacted police', says IPCC

Gary Suller
Image caption Gary Suller's body was found at a house in Pontnewydd on Tuesday

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the way Gwent Police handled reports from a man in the months before he was murdered.

The body of Gary Suller, 45, was found at a house in Harold Street in Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, on Tuesday.

Gwent Police referred the case to the commission when it became clear that Mr Suller had contacted police previously.

The commission said it would look into the way police handled several incidents prior to Mr Suller's death.

Tom Davies, of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, said: "My condolences go to Mr Suller's family and friends at what must be a very difficult time.

"A decision has been taken that the IPCC will independently investigate how the police dealt with the various reports from Mr Suller in the months before his death."

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old woman from Cwmbran who was arrested on suspicion of the murder will face no further action, police said.

A 37-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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